More severe injuries occur from direct trauma, such as a fall from a height.These high-energy injuries can result in multiple fractures and dislocations of the joints.It has resulted in a complete dislocation of the entire midfoot (box).Because no bones have been broken, a fusion may be recommended, given the high risk for future arthritis.Injuries can vary, from a simple injury that affects only a single joint to a complex injury that disrupts multiple different joints and includes multiple fractures.(Left) A subtle injury to the midfoot with widening between the first and second metatarsals (circle), compared with the normal foot on the left.
The midfoot is critical in stabilizing the arch and in walking (gait).
(Center) A fracture of the second metatarsal (arrow) and a fracture of the cuboid (circle).
(Right) A very severe injury of the foot from a high-energy event.
Specific things your doctor will look for include: Other tests that the doctor may order to help confirm your diagnosis include: X-rays.
Broken bones (fractures) and the position of the bones can be seen in an x-ray picture.
It is named after French surgeon Jacques Lisfranc de St.