Lisfranc Injuries are not easy to deal with since, when the Lisfranc ligament is torn, it can cause issues for joints located in the middle of the foot as well as instability. A Lisfranc fracture is an injury of the foot in which one or more of the metatarsal bones are displaced from the tarsus. Complications associated with this type of injury include dislocations of the joints of the foot. Since surgical intervention could become necessary if proper treatment is not obtained, you must be vigilant with obtaining proper treatment.
Treatment for this condition includes:
- Reduce high-intensity activities that put great amounts of tension on your foot.
- Keep your foot elevated to lower the amount of inflammation to the injured location.
- Use shoes that have built-in arch support to lower strain at the center of the foot.
- Physical therapy will be essential to either preventing these injuries or ensuring that a Lisfranc injury heals in a manner that allows the foot to regain its strength.
- Surgery may be necessary as there can be a significant shift of the foot’s joints. This could involve fusion or realigning of joints, in addition to the use of apparatus to keep bones in a fixed position. Healing time may be longer than other foot procedures, as the bones will need to stay in their fixed positions. Surgery, however, has its share of side effects such as infection and blood clots. There may also be nerve damage due to the proximity of where they are located relative to the location of your Lisfranc injury.
Here at Benenati Foot & Ankle Care Centers, our foot doctors, Anthony Benenati, DPM, Neil Shaw, DPM, Julie Mrozek, DPM and Adam Thompson, DPM have the experience and success rates to provide you with the treatment your feet need to recover from Lisfranc injuries. If you’ve sustained a Lisfranc injury, contact us to make an appointment today! We have offices conveniently located in Saint Clair Shores, Warren and Macomb, MI. We provide outstanding services and invite you to experience them! Moreover, our Patient Education library can help shed some light on all types of foot and ankle injuries.