Rehabilitation After Fractures and Dislocations of the Talus and Calcaneus

  • Janet M. Hobbs


Calcaneus and talus fractures are serious injuries that can cause significant functional limitations and lifestyle disruption. Rehabilitation is integral to optimal recovery from foot and ankle trauma. Members of the rehabilitation team promote the highest possible level of function, including participation in vocational and recreational activities. Physical therapists work with patients from initial adjustment to injury to return to higher demand physical activities. Physical therapists also treat the long-term complications and deficits often associated with hindfoot fractures. Clinicians should understand the rehabilitation process, including how gait training, assistive devices, therapeutic exercise, and neuromuscular re-education should be utilized in each stage of recovery.


Talus fracture Calcaneus fracture Foot and ankle rehabilitation Foot and ankle therapy Gait training Physical therapy 


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  • Janet M. Hobbs
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  1. 1.Sigvard T. Hansen Jr. Foot and Ankle InstituteHarborview Medical Center/UW MedicineSeattleUSA

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