Fixing a Lisfranc Fracture

Foot exam

Throughout the nearby park, Chisolm Trail Crossing, you’ll find historical reflections on Round Rock’s role in the famed Chisolm Cattle Drive. The horsemen of the time were likely unaware of their risk of Lisfranc fractures, but indeed the first occurrences of this injury were when horsemen fell from their horses with their feet still stuck in the stirrups.

Today, Lisfranc fractures have become more commonly known as football injuries that have sidelined the likes of BYU’s Taysom Hill and Pittsburgh Steeler’s Senquez Golson, among others. Football players are actually not the only ones at risk, but thankfully, these midfoot injuries won’t place anyone on the injury reserve list for good -- you can successfully recover from a Lisfranc fracture with proper treatment.

An x-ray will reveal the bones involved in the fracture as well as the type of fracture that was sustained. A cast will be placed on your foot to hold the bones in place in order for them to heal in the proper position. You will need to use crutches and keep weight off of your foot. Elevate your foot whenever possible and use ice and anti-inflammatory medication to minimize pain and swelling. Once symptoms subside, physical therapy will help you regain mobility and function.

There are occasions when surgery may be necessary. In these severe cases, the procedure options will be thoroughly explained to you and we will help you decide which is best for your particular needs.

If you want to learn more about Lisfranc fractures or wish to schedule an appointment, you can reach our Cedar Park and Round Rock, TX locations by dialing (512) 593-2949, or by using our online contact form. We’ll help you round up the best treatment plan to get you back on your feet as soon as possible.

Posted on October 12, 2016 .