Lisfranc Fracture Injuries and Compensation Claims
If you have suffered a Lisfranc fracture due to the negligence of another, contact a personal injury lawyer in Minneapolis, MN or call (612) TSR-TIME. We have years of experience with these cases and have recovered significant amounts for the Lisfranc fracture victims we have represented. We want to help you and will pursue every angle to maximize your compensation.
What Is A Lisfranc Fracture?
A Lisfranc foot fracture is a fracture of the midfoot and may initially be mistaken for a sprain. The midfoot area is the arch at the top of the foot where many small bones meet. The metatarsals extend from the midfoot to the toes. Most of the bones in this area are held in place by ligaments. The ligaments extend across and down the foot except between the first and second metatarsal, leaving this area more vulnerable to dislocation or fracture.
There are three classifications of Lisfranc fractures:
- divergent: the metatarsal fractures are splayed in different directions
- homolateral: where all five metatarsals are fractured in the same direction
- isolated: one or two metatarsals are fractured
If a Lisfranc fracture is suspected, x-rays will be taken. In some cases, a CT scan or MRI may be ordered to aid in diagnosis. Undiagnosed Lisfranc fractures can lead to joint damage or pressure can build-up in the muscles, damaging nerve cells and blood vessels.
Lisfranc Fracture Treatment
Most Lisfranc fractures require surgery. Reduction is achieved by means of screws that are inserted into the bones across the joints. An external fixator may be used, where the screws are inserted through punctures in the skin, rather than an incision.
With a Lisfranc fracture, the foot will be in a cast for 6-8 weeks and during that time the foot cannot support weight. After the cast, a rigid arch support or walking brace may be recommended. It is helpful to do foot exercises to build strength and help restore ROM.
Post-traumatic arthritis can develop in the joint following a Lisfranc fracture. If that happens, the bones may have to be fused together. Planovalgus deformity is another complication. That means the foot flattens longitudinally, turning outward.
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