Season 2 Case 8

msk Sep 8, 2013

History: trauma. Foot pain



Answer: Lis-Franc injury (fracture/dislocation). There are homolateral and divergent sub-types, and this would be an example of the homolateral one (technically if the 1st metatarsal and medial cuneiform remain aligned, it is included in the homolateral sub-type - which is more common by the way).

nice reference (especially for the proper alignment):

As I have heard from several experts, this is a so called “hot-potato” case. Radiographically they can be EXTREMELY subtle so if they have concern for this type of injury clinically, they need Orthopedic follow-up. The legal ramifications of missing it can be very high so don’t be afraid to punt.



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