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Tarsal Navicular Fracture in a Parkour Practitioner, a Rare Injury - Case Report and Literature Review


Karmali, S. et al.



Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia

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bone fractures, tarsal bones, tarsal joints, sports, orthopedic procedures/methods


Tarsal navicular fractures, as well as other midfoot injuries, are rare, and can result in severe impairment if not properly treated. Parkour, a modern sport, is gaining popularity among young individuals in urban areas, and is prone to result in high-energy trauma, which is scarcely described in the literature. The following is a report of a rare case of tarsal navicular fracture in a 17-year-old male, sustained during parkour practice, which was treated successfully with open reduction and internal fixation. The description of the case emphasizes the challenges of its approach; the discussion highlights the treatment options and goals. The case should also raise awareness about the increasing occurrence of these uncommon lesions.


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