Lisfranc Injuries of the Foot and Ankle: Diagnosis and Treatment Indications

Jeremy J. McCormick, Brian M. Fisher

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Lisfranc injuries are challenging to diagnose, particularly in athletic injuries as clinical and radiographic findings are often subtle. Lisfranc injuries are increasingly being reported in sports, so the orthopedic provider must be equipped to identify these injuries. An appropriate level of suspicion in diagnosis is essential as mechanism of injury is typically low energy in nature. Weight-bearing radiographs may demonstrate fleck fractures from metatarsal or cuneiforms with widening or asymmetry of the Lisfranc interval. Advanced imaging with CT scan or MRI may aid the clinician in diagnosis and surgical planning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLigamentous Injuries of the Foot and Ankle
Subtitle of host publicationDiagnosis, Management and Rehabilitation
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783031086823
ISBN (Print)9783031086816
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022


  • Anatomy
  • Classification
  • Diagnosis
  • Instability
  • Lisfranc
  • Radiographs


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