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Lisfranc Fractures

The Lisfranc injury is named after the French surgeon Jacques Lisfranc, a field surgeon  in Napoleon's army. 

The original injury described by Lisfranc usually occurred when a soldier fell from his horse, but his foot did not release from the stirrup

Mechanism

  • Direct: blow or crush
  • Indirect: e.g. windsurfer
  • RTA's are most common cause accounting for 30-60% of all cases
  • Crush injuries
  • Falls from ground level with or without twisting injuries
  • Falls form height

80% of these injuries occur in multiply injured patients



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