Last Sunday, Minnesota Vikings running-back Adrian Peterson suffered an awful crash injury midway through the second quarter against the Baltimore Ravens. Tallied for 13 yards with seven carries, CBS Sports confirmed the MRI results on Monday called for just a sprain and no damages to ligaments causing Lisfranc injury.
- Most commonly known as a mid-foot injury usually one or more metatarsal bones are displaced from tarsus.
- Direct Lisfranc Injury: usually caused by crash injury
- Indirect Lisfranc Injury: sudden rotational force on a plantar flexed (downward pointing) forefoot
- Homolateral- all 5 metatarsals displaced in same direction
- Isolated- 1 or 2 metatarsals displaced from others
- Divergent- metatarsals displaced sagittal (vertical) or coronal (frontal)
Treatments if dislocation less than 2mm, fractured managed by cast for 6 weeks. If severe, ORIF (open reduction with internal fixation) or terrip screw/Kirschner wire (K-wire) fixation are used leaving patient to 6 to 12 weeks of recovery time.
For more questions or concerns about any foot injuries, contact us at Carmel Foot Specialists!