Lisfranc Fracture Symptoms
The midfoot gets no respect. While people can relate to a stubbed toe or sprained ankle; the part of the foot that connects the two, and is responsible for helping absorb the shock of walking, running, and jumping isn't given much thought. Not so for the French surgeon Jacques Lisfranc de St. Martin, a surgeon in Napolean's army. Dr. Lisfranc studied the midfoot bones, the joints where they connected, and the ligaments that held them together. Understanding that anatomy led to his name being attached to the classic Lisfranc fracture dislocations that occurred when horsemen fell and their foot was trapped in the stirrup.