Lisfranc injuries in sport.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Injuries to the Lisfranc ligament complex have traditionally been associated with high energy trauma such as motor vehicle collisions and industrial accidents. Recently, there has been a greater appreciation of mid-foot sprains that represent a spectrum of injury to the Lisfranc ligament complex. As a result, there has been an increased incidence of such injury resulting from low-energy trauma in activities ranging from recreational activity to elite athletic activity. This article discusses issues related to anatomy, clinical presentation, mechanism of injury, and diagnosis that are necessary to provide appropriate treatment for these injuries. There should be a high index of suspicion of this injury, and prompt diagnosis is important to allow athletes to return to sport with the best possible outcome.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • DeOrio, M; Erickson, M; Usuelli, FG; Easley, M

Published Date

  • June 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 169 - 186

PubMed ID

  • 19501801

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-1934

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.fcl.2009.03.008


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States