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Diabetic Lisfranc Fracture-Dislocations and Charcot Neuroarthropathy.
Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
  • Bradley A Levitt, University of Texas Health Science - San Antonio
  • John J Stapleton, DPM, FACFAS, Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Thomas Zgonis
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The goal with Lisfranc fracture-dislocations is to regain joint congruity and reestablish midfoot stability to avoid debilitating posttraumatic arthrosis and chronic pain in the sensate patient. In the diabetic population, dense peripheral neuropathy and/or vascular disease are equally important and may alter the surgical approach to traumatic tarsometatarsal injuries. The initial diagnosis in the diabetic population may be delayed due to subtle radiographic findings and/or patient unawareness of trauma in the insensate foot. Failure to initiate treatment in the early stages of acute diabetic neuropathic Lisfranc injuries can predispose the patient to midfoot instability, potential ulceration, infection, and Charcot neuroarthropathy.
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Levitt, B. A., Stapleton, J. J., & Zgonis, T. (2013). Diabetic Lisfranc fracture-dislocations and Charcot neuroarthropathy. Clinics In Podiatric Medicine And Surgery, 30(2), 257-263. doi:10.1016/j.cpm.2013.01.002