Lisfranc dislocations: fractures and/or dislocations through the tarso-metatarsal joints

Injury. 1984 Jan;15(4):261-6. doi: 10.1016/0020-1383(84)90011-1.


Because of the anatomical configuration of the tarso-metatarsal joints with their strong ligamentous connections, pure dislocations in this region are rare. We describe our experience of 24 cases of Lisfranc dislocation. Classification is according to Wilson. In the long term, functional and radiological results appear to depend on the accuracy of reduction. For good anatomical results, immediate closed or, if necessary, open reduction and stabilization by percutaneous Kirschner wires is required. Because of the severity of soft tissue damage, decompression with dorsal skin incisions should also be considered.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Fracture Fixation
  • Humans
  • Immobilization
  • Joint Dislocations / diagnostic imaging
  • Joint Dislocations / surgery*
  • Male
  • Metatarsus / diagnostic imaging
  • Metatarsus / injuries*
  • Metatarsus / surgery
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Radiography
  • Tarsal Joints / diagnostic imaging
  • Tarsal Joints / injuries*
  • Tarsal Joints / surgery