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Lisfranc Fracture and Crush injury S/P ORIF 2013

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by Hilary Lindsay, Jan 12, 2020.

  1. Hilary Lindsay

    Hilary Lindsay New Member

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    Hi. I suffered a severe Lisfranc injury of my left foot in 2013. I fractured the 1st and 4th TMT joints and crushed the 2nd and 3rd. I had ORIF with 2 diamond-shaped plates and 4 screws for fusion of the crushed joints and a pin was inserted from the medial aspect of my foot going through the fracture of the 1st joint.

    Fast-forward 3 years and my pin was removed but a plate with 4 screws was inserted over the 3rd metatarsal bones because they had fallen. Needless to say I have a lot of hardware in my foot. I can walk but have a permanent limp, am in constant pain and standing for long periods is difficult.

    I just had a consult with a new orthopedic surgeon since we have moved several times since the surgeries were done. Two different surgeons did the previous operations. Anyway, a cortisone injection was just done about a week ago. The area where the injection was done seems to be ok for right now but he mentioned, which I already knew, that my 2nd and 3rd metatarsal and phalanges do not bend very much if at all.

    Can tendons or ligaments get caught up during the fusion that would cause the rest of the middle of my foot to not bend? He said where the fusion was done should not affect that area so I don't understand. I was told my foot will never be the same. I have ongoing tendonitis that runs along the medial aspect of my leg from my foot to my thigh.

    Is this what I have to look forward to for the rest of my life? He said if the cortisone doesn't work or last very long then i will end up with surgery #3 under my belt. It's all very depressing as it's been 6 years with no end in sight.
    Sorry for the long post, I just feel lost.
    Thank you.
  2. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Super Moderator

    Suggest you get to a good physical therapist for mobility and movement exercises.

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