Lisfranc Injuries

Lisfranc injuries (fractures and/or dislocations) involve the tarso-metatarsal joints in the middle of the foot.

Some Lisfranc injuries are subtle injuries to the midfoot ligaments, often following a simple twisting injury, which are easy to overlook. Others may involve multiple metatarsal fractures, fractures of the cuneiform bones and dislocation of the tarso-metatarsal joints following high-energy trauma such as a road traffic accident or fall from height.

All Lisfranc injuries have the potential to cause long term pain, stiffness and deformity of the foot. However, with careful assessment and management, the risk of these problems occurring can be minimized.

Initial assessment and preliminary treatment of suspected Lisfranc injuries may be carried out in by a General Practitioner or in an Accident and Emergency Department, but to plan optimal treatment an opinion from an Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Specialist is usually required.

At the Foot and Ankle Centre we have the clinical expertise and state of the art imaging facilities to provide prompt and accurate diagnosis and treatment of the full range of Lisfranc and midfoot injuries.

Urgent cases can usually be offered an appointment within twenty-four hours.