Lisfranc injuries: an update

Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK, .
Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy (Impact Factor: 3.05). 04/2013; 21(6). DOI: 10.1007/s00167-013-2491-2
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Lisfranc injuries are a spectrum of injuries to the tarsometatarsal joint complex of the midfoot. These range from subtle ligamentous sprains, often seen in athletes, to fracture dislocations seen in high-energy injuries. Accurate and early diagnosis is important to optimise treatment and minimise long-term disability, but unfortunately, this is a frequently missed injury. Undisplaced injuries have excellent outcomes with non-operative treatment. Displaced injuries have worse outcomes and require anatomical reduction and internal fixation for the best outcome. Although evidence to date supports the use of screw fixation, plate fixation may avoid further articular joint damage and may have benefits. Recent evidence supports the use of limited arthrodesis in more complex injuries.

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    • "Since the middle and the medial columns are relatively rigid, they are stabilised with screw fixation or dorsal plating [26] [27] [28] [29]. K-wire fixation is reserved for the more mobile lateral column [3] [6] [27]. If anatomical reduction can be achieved by closed reduction under fluoroscopy, then screws may be placed percutaneously [8]. "
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