Midfoot Fracture Support Services
The midfoot joint complex is sometimes called the Lisfranc joint and contains the small Lisfranc ligament. This is named after the French surgeon Jacques Lisfranc de St Martin.
Lisfranc (midfoot) injuries occur when the bones of the midfoot are separated from the bones of the forefoot (metatarsals), particularly around the 1st and 2nd metatarsals. This injury can range from simple to complex, depending on how many joints of the foot are involved.
Lisfranc fractures can be misdiagnosed as a simple sprain. If a Lisfranc injury is not treated appropriately, damage can occur to the cartilage. This increases stress on the joints of the midfoot resulting in severe flat foot and midfoot arthritis.
Conservative management may include:
- CAM (Controlled Ankle Movement) walker
- Carbon fibre stiffener
- Below knee fibreglass cast
- Custom foot orthoses
To determine the most appropriate treatment for you, we recommend booking an initial consultation to discuss your concerns in more detail.