How long does a Lisfranc sprain take to heal?

Lisfranc injury can be quite serious and require months to heal. For those experiencing strains or sprains, recovery could take six to eight weeks. For those needing surgery, recovery will likely take three to five months.

How long after Lisfranc surgery can I walk?

You will be non-weight bearing for the first 8 weeks while in a walking boot. You will be given crutches after surgery (or you may bring your own) After 8 weeks you may begin fully walking on the foot.

Is Lisfranc surgery painful?

You should elevate the foot as much as possible to help reduce swelling and pain. Pain will typically be controlled with pain pills. Sutures will be removed about two weeks after surgery and you will have a cast or CAM boot. No weightbearing is allowed for 6-8 weeks after surgery.

What is the treatment for Lisfranc fracture?

A Lisfranc fracture can often be treated with rest, a cast, or surgery. However, people who’ve experienced this injury are more likely to develop arthritis or chronic pain in their Lisfranc joint or ligament. This may result in decreased levels of ability or the need for a fusion surgery in the future.

How long are you in the hospital after Lisfranc surgery?

Lisfranc injury surgery is an open-type surgery which requires the orthopaedic specialist surgeon to make incisions on the outside of the foot to access the damaged joint. You can expect to remain in hospital for about 1-2 days after surgery.

What is a Lisfranc fracture?

Summary A Lisfranc injury is a tarsometatarsal fracture dislocation characterized by traumatic disruption between the articulation of the medial cuneiform and base of the second metatarsal. Diagnosis is confirmed by radiographs which may show widening of the interval between the 1st and 2nd ray.

How do you fix a Lisfranc fracture?

Various methods of internal fixation can be used to fix Lisfranc injuries. (Left) Multiple screws can be used. (Center) A combination of plates and screws are sometimes required when fractures are present in addition to a torn ligament. (Right) Plates that span the joints are also an excellent method of fixation. Fusion.

What are the symptoms of Lisfranc injuries?

These high-energy injuries can result in multiple fractures and dislocations of the joints. The most common symptoms of Lisfranc injury include: The top of foot may be swollen and painful. There may be bruising on both the top and bottom of the foot.

What is the history of Lisfranc injury?

The injury is named after Jacques Lisfranc de St. Martin (2 April 1790–13 May 1847), a French surgeon and gynecologist who described an amputation of the foot through the tarsometatarsal articulation, in 1815, after the War of the Sixth Coalition.