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How often are mild fractures confused with lisfranc fractures?

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Dr. Robert Mihalich
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
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In brief: Frequently

Probably 20-50 percent of subtle lisfranc fractures are missed in the er. Significant swelling, bruising on the bottom of the foot and pain lasting more than 2-3 weeks are indications to seek evaluation from an orthopedic surgeon trained in foot and ankle.

In brief: Frequently

Probably 20-50 percent of subtle lisfranc fractures are missed in the er. Significant swelling, bruising on the bottom of the foot and pain lasting more than 2-3 weeks are indications to seek evaluation from an orthopedic surgeon trained in foot and ankle.
Dr. Robert Mihalich
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Dr. Ralph Salvagno
i agree. This is often seen in patients with neuropathy (nerve damage) especially people with diabetes
Dr. Gary Pess
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Rarely

It can be missed initially in the er, but an followup xray with an orthopedist should differentiate.
Most lf fractures produce a lot of swelling.

In brief: Rarely

It can be missed initially in the er, but an followup xray with an orthopedist should differentiate.
Most lf fractures produce a lot of swelling.
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