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. 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.

  2. The presence of high blood glucose in the body due to diabetes can create serious implications in one's body. It could result in the nerve damage which affects the nerves in the feet and legs. This would create a loss of feeling such as pain, heat, cold etc. In other words it would create numbness in the leg which might lead to an infection. This numbness in the leg is known as Diabetic Neuropathy. Foot and or Ankle Fractures


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