What are Lisfranc Injuries?


Expert Treatment of Lisfranc Injuries: We Treat Feet Podiatry Leads the Way

Lisfranc injuries (Tarsometatarsal dislocation) can be painful and debilitating, affecting the midfoot region and disrupting the normal functioning of the foot. At We Treat Feet Podiatry, we specialize in providing expert care and treatment for Lisfranc injuries. Our team of skilled podiatrists is dedicated to delivering comprehensive and advanced solutions for patients suffering from this condition. In this article, we will explore Lisfranc injuries, their causes, symptoms, and the exceptional treatment options available at We Treat Feet Podiatry.

Understanding Lisfranc Injuries

A Lisfranc injury occurs when there is a sprain, fracture, or dislocation in the midfoot area. This complex injury affects the joints and ligaments that connect the metatarsal bones to the tarsal bones in the foot. Lisfranc injuries can result from traumatic events such as falls, sports injuries, or accidents, and they require immediate medical attention to prevent long-term complications.

Signs and Symptoms of Lisfranc Injuries

Swelling and bruising on the top of the foot

Pain that worsens with standing, walking, or bearing weight

Difficulty or inability to move or wiggle the toes

Instability or an abnormal widening of the foot

Arch pain or a feeling of pressure on the midfoot area

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Accurate Diagnosis and Comprehensive Treatment

At We Treat Feet Podiatry, our experienced podiatrists employ a comprehensive approach to diagnose and treat Lisfranc injuries. Through a thorough physical examination and the use of advanced imaging techniques such as X-rays, CT scans, or MRI scans, we can accurately assess the extent of the injury and formulate a personalized treatment plan.

Non-Surgical Treatment Options for LisFranc Dislocations

In cases where the Lisfranc injury is mild or without significant displacement, non-surgical treatment options may be effective. These can include:

  1. Immobilization: Utilizing a cast, splint, or walking boot to restrict movement and promote healing.
  2. Rest and Elevation: Keeping weight off the affected foot and elevating it to reduce swelling and alleviate pain.
  3. Medication: Prescribing pain relievers or anti-inflammatory drugs to manage pain and reduce inflammation.

Surgical Intervention for Complex LisFranc Injuries

For more severe Lisfranc injuries or cases with significant displacement, surgical intervention may be necessary to restore proper foot alignment and function. At WeTreatFeet Podiatry, our highly skilled surgeons specialize in performing advanced surgical procedures for Lisfranc injuries, including:

  1. Internal fixation: Using screws, plates, or wires to stabilize the bones and promote proper healing.
  2. Ligament repair or reconstruction: Restoring stability and strength to the damaged ligaments through surgical techniques.
  3. Joint fusion: In cases of severe joint damage, fusing the affected joints to provide long-term stability.

Post-Treatment Rehabilitation for LisFranc Injuries

Following either non-surgical or surgical treatment, a comprehensive rehabilitation program is crucial for optimal recovery and restoration of foot function. Our team at WeTreatFeet Podiatry will design a personalized rehabilitation plan that may include:

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