Orthopedic pitfalls in the ED: Lisfranc fracture-dislocation

Am J Emerg Med. 2001 Jan;19(1):71-5. doi: 10.1053/ajem.2001.19990.


Lisfranc fracture-dislocation of the foot is an injury that carries a high incidence of chronic pain and disability. Its emergency department presentation can be subtle, and more frequent than previously believed. This review article examines the clinical presentation, historical factors, diagnostic techniques, and management options applicable to the emergency practitioner.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Emergencies
  • Fractures, Bone / complications*
  • Fractures, Bone / diagnosis*
  • Fractures, Bone / physiopathology
  • Fractures, Bone / therapy
  • Humans
  • Joint Dislocations / complications*
  • Joint Dislocations / diagnosis*
  • Joint Dislocations / physiopathology
  • Joint Dislocations / therapy
  • Male
  • Metatarsal Bones / injuries*