Lisfranc Joint Injury

Explore How We Can Assist in Alleviating Lisfranc Joint Injuries.

Lisfranc joint injuries, located in the midfoot, can involve bones, ligaments, or a combination of both, ranging from minor to complex cases.

Symptoms and Causes
Often mistaken for a sprain, Lisfranc injuries exhibit symptoms such as foot swelling, bruising on the top and bottom of the foot, exacerbated pain during foot movement, and difficulty bearing weight on the affected leg. These injuries can result from various activities, including falls, trips, twisting motions during sports, or severe impacts from falls at height.

Diagnosis involves a physical exam and imaging tests like x-rays, CT scans, and MRIs to assess bone and joint involvement, stability, and potential ligament damage.

Treatment Options
Treatment varies based on the severity of the injury. For minor cases, rest, elevation, and ice application may suffice. Nonsurgical treatment includes wearing a non-weight bearing cast or boot for six weeks, followed by a removable cast boot or orthotic. Surgical options, like internal fixation or fusion, are recommended for fractures or dislocations. Internal fixation involves securing bones with plates and screws, while fusion fuses damaged bones together to restore stability.

Post-surgery, rehabilitation involves wearing a cast or boot, transitioning from non-weight bearing to weight bearing, and gradually returning to previous activities. In rare cases of improper bone healing, revision surgery may be necessary.

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