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Lisfranc injuries

Foot and Ankle Sports Medicine (M Drakos, section editor)
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  1. Topical Collection on Foot and Ankle Sports Medicine

Abstract

Purpose of review

The purpose of this review is to discuss key anatomic and pathoanatomic factors, treatment principles, and patient outcomes of Lisfranc injuries.

Recent findings

Although open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) remains the current gold standard of treatment, ORIF with primary arthrodesis has become increasingly popular in recent years, both for pure ligamentous and for bony–ligamentous injuries. Return to activity and competitive sports as well as overall patient outcomes have been further defined, suggesting that most patients are able to return to near pre-injury level if properly diagnosed and appropriately treated.

Summary

Considerable controversy remains as to the optimal method of treatment of Lisfranc injuries and may ultimately be defined by activity-specific or sport-specific criteria.

Keywords

Lisfranc injury Tarsometatarsal joint complex Midfoot injury 

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

Michael P. Clare declares that he has no conflict of interest.

Human and animal rights and informed consent

This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Foot and Ankle Fellowship|Florida Orthopaedic InstituteTampaUSA

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