Discussion of Lisfranc fracture-dislocation
- Fracture-dislocation or fracture-subluxation of the tarsometatarsal joints, typically the second through the fifth joints with lateral displacement of the metatarsals.
- It is named for Lisfranc, a surgeon in Napoleon's army who described an amputation method through the tarsometatarsal joints. His technique saved a portion of the foot after distal injury or frostbite.
- Any patient with a Lisfranc fracture, or dislocation in the absence of acute trauma, should undergo evaluation for diabetes mellitus and other causes of sensory neuropathy.
- Operative treatment is usually needed in patients with a Lisfranc fracture–dislocation to achieve anatomic reduction and fixation.
 Imaging Findings for Lisfranc fracture-dislocation
- Fracture-dislocation or fracture-subluxation of the tarsometatarsal joints
- Homolateral: Lateral dislocation of the 1st through 5th or 2nd through 5th metatarsals.
- Divergent: Medial dislocation of the 1st metatarsal and lateral dislocation of the 2nd through 5th metatarsals.
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 References for Lisfranc fracture-dislocation
- Haapamaki, Ville V., Kiuru, Martti J., Koskinen, Seppo K. Ankle and Foot Injuries: Analysis of MDCT Findings. Am. J. Roentgenol. 2004 183: 615-622.
- Tim B. Hunter, Leonard F. Peltier, and Pamela J. Lund. Radiologic History Exhibit : Musculoskeletal Eponyms: Who Are Those Guys? RadioGraphics 2000 20: 819-736.
- Elizabeth A. Jones, B. J. Manaster, David A. May, and David G. Disler. Neuropathic Osteoarthropathy: Diagnostic Dilemmas and Differential Diagnosis. RadioGraphics 2000 20: 279S-293S.