Tuesday, April 12, 2016

A-Z Journey of a Broken Foot (Lisfranc Injury)



If you’d like to know about my own injury, here’s a link to the inside scoop J But my daily A-Z posts are more general and informative, just so, if the time comes, you know what someone is going through because, trust me, it’s not ‘just a broken foot!’

JACQUES LIS FRANC DE St MARTIN - I remember when one of the doctors first said to me that I had a Lisfranc Fracture, my response was “Well, if it’s got its own name, that’s not a good thing!”
So, where did the word Lisfranc come from ?………
The Lisfranc is a ligament of the foot that runs between two bones called the medial cuneiform and the second metatarsal. The name comes from French surgeon Jacques Lisfranc de St. Martin (1790-1847), who was the first physician to describe injuries to this ligament.  This was first described by him during his time as a military surgeon in Napoleon's army around 1813 and occurred when riders fell from their horses with their feet caught in their stirrups, causing a twisting, high-impact injury.

1 comments:

  1. So the injury to the ligament goes hand in hand with the broken bones too? How awful. Bones mend but it takes torn muscles and ligaments forever.

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