Tarsometatarsal (Lisfranc) Joint Injury in an Athlete With Persistent Foot Pain

The patient was a 20-year-old female ultimate frisbee player who felt a “pop” in her left foot with resultant pain and bruising along the plantar aspect of her midfoot. She was seen by an orthopaedic physician, who ordered standard radiographs that were found to be unremarkable. Although initial non-weight-bearing films were normal, these findings do not rule out tarsometatarsal joint injury. Following presentation to physical therapy 4 months after the initial injury, the patient was referred to a sports medicine physician. Weight-bearing radiographs and magnetic resonance imaging were ordered and confirmed a high-grade Lisfranc ligament tear. 
Keyword: footmagnetic resonance imagingradiography 


Autor / Fonte:Eric T Greenberg, Hayley Rintel Queller Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy 2016, 46 (6): 494
Link: http://www.jospt.org/doi/10.2519/jospt.2016.0408