Foot Fractures

Fractures of the foot are a very frequent injury. They are caused by falls, twisting sprains and or direct impact trauma. 

Foot Fractures
Foot Fractures Diagnosis

Some fractures are low energy injuries and some are high energy injuries, which can have serious long term consequences. These injuries can cause significant pain and morbidity due to pain with weight bearing. 

Fractures of the 5th metatarsal bone is another common fracture. Jone’s fracture is a type of 5th metatarsal fracture that usually requires surgical fixation. Other fractures of this bone can be treated with protected weight bearing in a CAM walker. Crutches, walker or knee scooters are usually required to help with partial weight bearing or non weight bearing of the patient.

Foot Fractures
Foot Fractures Xray

Fractures of the talus are often a result of high energy trauma associated with severe comorbidities including AVN of the talus. These fractures are usually associated with polytrauma.

Calcaneal fractures are also very common and almost always require surgical intervention. All these injuries specially the midfoot and rearfoot can be associated with long term complications including arthritis. Calcaneal fractures are notorious for causing arthritis of the subtalar joint and require surgical fixation.

Foot Fractures surgery
Foot Fractures Treatment

X-rays are taken to identify the fracture. Most fractures are fairly obvious and do not need advance imaging. Certain fracture types, such as the lisfranc fracture and calcaneal fractures require CT scans for surgical planning.

Proper diagnosis and treatment can make a huge difference in the long term outcome of the patient. It is also important not to miss such injuries in the emergency department. Lisfranc fractures/dislocations is one such example of commonly missed diagnosis.

If you have suffered from any of these injuries, please come see our doctors for the best treatment option for you.

Treatment depends on the fractured bone, the type and pattern of fracture. Most metatarsal and toe fractures do not require surgery unless there is severe displacement of the fracture or there is severe comminution of the fracture. Protected weight bearing in a CAM walker can be the treatment of choice for uncomplicated fractures. 

Cartiva implant surgery is a very likely treatment that can occur given the conditions of the fracture. Certain high energy fractures often require immediate attention. Lisfranc fracture dislocations can cause compartment syndrome of the foot which impedes blood flow and can lead to loss of limb. Such injuries need emergent fasciotomies and stabilization of the fracture/ dislocations. 

We treat acute and chronic foot and ankle fractures

  • Toe fractures
  • Metatarsal fractures
  • Lisfranc fracture/ dislocations
  • Midfoot fracture including navicular
  • Talus fractures
  • Calcaneal fractures
  • All types of ankle fractures
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