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Can I swim with a lisfranc fracture?

Can I swim with a lisfranc fracture?

You should not.: This really depends on how long you have had the fracture and how displaced it is, and how you have been treating it since the injury. If you are waiting for it to heal without surgery, you should not be bearing weight on that foot at all. This would include getting in and out of a pool and using your foot to kick in the pool. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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What are the tests for lisfranc fracture?

What are the tests for lisfranc fracture?

X-rays, to start: As with any fx, plain x-rays are all that may be needed to make dx. Interestingly, it is named after a 18th century gynecologist/surgeon. It's fx of one of the three middle metatarsus (foot) bones. Also, interestingly, this type of fracture can occur with simply walking, jogging, particularly in predisposed people (osteoporosis). Diabetics may have it and not know, due to neuropathy-numb feet. ...Read more

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Can you provide some advice for someone who's had a lisfranc fracture?

See doctor: A lis-franc injury is a serious condition occurring between the base of the 1st and 2nd rays which if left untreated will affect the way you use your foot and walk. See a podiatrist or a foot/ankle orthopedist. Stabilizing the injury usually involves surgery but rehabilitating it afterwards is just as important to regain full function and strength. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a fractured lisfranc region?

How to tell if I have a fractured lisfranc region?

Often missed in ER: Swelling, development of clearly asymmetrical deformity in one foot vs the other, pain in the midfoot definitely need to see your foot surgeon for proper assessment. ...Read more

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What are the tests for lisfranc (midfoot) fracture?

What are the tests for lisfranc (midfoot) fracture?

CT ; r-rays: It is named after dr lisfrank during the napolionic wars, caused by soldiers who fell from their horses ; had a foot caught in the stirrup. Nfl has quite a few of them. Usually missed or often missed due 2 the fact that they reduce themselves, ; if no fractures ; only dislocation, an MRI is needed in those cases of high suspicion. ...Read more

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How long after a lisfranc fracture can walk normally?

3-6 months: Lisfranc injuries unfortunately have an long recovery. I tell my patients it takes 3 months to heal and 3 months to rehab. ...Read more

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I had a lisfranc fracture - how long will it be before I can bear weight and walk again?

I had a lisfranc fracture - how long will it be before I can bear weight and walk again?

6 weeks to 3 months: Lisfranc injuries range from sprains to complete dislocations. Immobilization in cast can take up to 3 months. Stable sprains can be treated nonoperatively but displaced injuries require surgery. Both are treated with nonweight-bearing cast for 6 weeks then progressive weight bearing in removable boot or walking cast for another 6 weeks, advancing as comfort allows. Patients are advanced to a supportive shoe and reconditioning when comfort allows. ...Read more

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If I have a lisfranc fracture, do I need to have surgery or will things heal on their own?

If I have a lisfranc fracture, do I need to have surgery or will things heal on their own?

Usually surgery: Most lisfranc injuries require surgery, as this can be an unstable midfoot injury which can lead to chronic midfoot pain and arthritis. If the fracture is in normal alignment, you may be able to treat this with a cast, but if there is any degree of displacement (which there usually is) then fixation is preferable to help prevent long term midfoot problems. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for lisfranc (midfoot) fracture?

Most require surgery: Only non-displaced or very minimally displaced lisfranc injuries will heal successfully without surgery. Most others need surgery. Most often, surgery means putting several screws and/or pins across the injured areas. This is a tough injury to treat in that it often results in some residual pain/dysfunction. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more