Lisfranc Injury Treatment
At Silicon Valley Orthopaedics, there are several potential approaches to treating a Lisfranc injury, or fracture, depending on the severity. If you have a mild Lisfranc injury, treatments that are used for a sprain may suffice. In all cases, you may require walking supports, such as crutches, to help address pain and discomfort.
If the Lisfranc injury is severe, you may need to wear a cast for several weeks. The time that it takes for patients to heal can vary considerably. Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Masi Reynolds can provide regular checkups, which may include taking x-rays to monitor improvements. Ultimately, surgery is used in severe cases of a Lisfranc injury when conservative measures, such as a cast, are nonviable.
Lisfranc Injury Specialist Surgeons
There are a number of surgical options for addressing Lisfranc injuries. The bones may have suffered severe damage, in which case Dr. Nic Gay or Dr. Masi Reynolds may opt for a fusion treatment. This surgery involves removing some cartilage around the joints, and then adding screws to fuse the bones in the midfoot. The result is a single bone that will strengthen and stabilize the foot.
A less invasive treatment option called internal fixation is also an option for repairing damage from a Lisfranc injury. The bones of the foot are repositioned, and plates and screws are used to ensure they remain in position. In both cases, healing time can vary significantly, so you will need follow-up appointments to monitor improvement.
The team at Silicon Valley Orthopaedics is committed to helping you achieve a speedy recovery. A Lisfranc injury is usually caused by blunt force trauma in a crash or a similar type of accident where the foot is injured by a heavy or fast moving object. Your treatment plan will depend on the severity of the injury.
For more information on treating your Lisfranc injury, or fracture, reach out to Silicon Valley Orthopaedics today.