Foot dislocation (Lisfranc Displacement)

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by blaster11, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. Deacon66

    Deacon66 Been here awhile

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    Bruce, when you make the trip, let me know, I'm on the way in south Florida... Could turn into a group ride? Glad you are planning for future rides, helps with the recovery. IMO. Hang in there and get well soon.
  2. blaster11

    blaster11 Some days.....

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    Unfortunately I probably won't be able to come down this year....I work for the Government and they plan on furloughing us for 22 days so it would probably be unwise for me to spend the extra cash right now. Thanks!
  3. blaster11

    blaster11 Some days.....

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    Well I got out in the woods for a little single track action yesterday! :clap It felt strange to be back in the woods and I was a little concerned about my foot but things went well. I put it down a little hard a few times which concerned me a bit but it feels fine today. I am still going to take it easy for a while but at least I am back in the woods again and enjoying the ride. Everyone kept asking me if I was concerned about the turn where I crashed, honestly no because I didn't remember which one it was and frankly didn't care. Ride on!
  4. EOD3MC

    EOD3MC What will break next

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    Glad you were able to get out yesterday...
    Just a couple photos taken yesterday indicate you might be enjoying ridng off pavement again...

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  5. blaster11

    blaster11 Some days.....

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    Just a little shitty update...apparently there was more damage done than thought. There is no cushioning material left between the joints and they are just ginding themselves to pieces. So it looks like we will be going back in to do something similiar to ShopGuys foot(see below). Not really looking forward to going through this again but I need to get this done so I can move forward...lots of places to see. :D


  6. ShopGuy

    ShopGuy Gravity hates me

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    Hey blaster any news? I started back into physio today after a month off. Last pt said I was good to go but things have gone downhill since then. My new pt is telling me that because of the mid joint fusion the other joints (toes) are taking up the slack and are suffering for it. Looks like orthotics are in my future...
    At least I can get my mx boots on easily now, the weather is starting to warm up and I hope to be riding next week.
  7. blaster11

    blaster11 Some days.....

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    Actually yes....I went to see the man today. I took in MRI's of my foot and ankle and we determined that we will be cross screwing and fusing the first three metatarsals and then working on the ankle to fix an impingement and also a torn ligament. My ankle has been giving me problems so we dug a bit deeper and found these issues. The plan is to wait after my last big trip, Canada, and then go in a make things better. So it looks like my birthday, Thanksgiving, and Christmas will be screwed again this year.

    I took your x-rays in and showed them to him and he won't be using plates on me just screws in an X pattern. I also commented to him about your recent issue with your toes and he said that generally happens when all 5 metatarsals are fused. Sorry to hear about your situation...I wish you all the best!
  8. blaster11

    blaster11 Some days.....

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    We will probably be doing something very similar to this, where the bones are screwed together in an X pattern (apparently very strong) and then the bones fused (red area). Pretty sure this won't be much fun!! :eek1
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  9. Blue&Yellow

    Blue&Yellow but orange inside...

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    This all looks extremely painful!

    Hurting your feet and knees really suck because you're incapacitated for so long, and they're so complex that the seldom heal just right. I hurt my knee many years ago while mountainbiking, it blew up to the size of a melon d-t internal bleeding and wasn't right again for probably two years! Give me a clean fracture on one of my big bones any day! :lol3

    I also crashed my old bike off-road at pretty low speed (maybe 25 mph) maybe five years back. Thought nothing of it - I stood up right away and felt fine, bike looked fine. Ordinary stupid crash, happens to everyone. Then I look at my left boot and there's a chunk of leather missing from it the size of a one dollar coin. And this was the studiest thickest cow-leather type leather you can find - probably 5 mm thick.

    Holy fuck! That would have been my foot if it wasn't for the boots! Thanks god for ATGATT! :lol3

    Hope you get well! :norton
  10. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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  11. joints4sale

    joints4sale No. Not "That Kind".

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    I see you're "boning up" as we say in the industry. Any interest in doing a dry run on some sawbones? I can bring the equipment, you just gotta provide the cordless drill.....

    Hell, after a little practice we could probably do this on that fancy lift(OR table) of yours in the garage.:deal
  12. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    As long as I am not the one supplying any of the saw bones...

    :huh
  13. joints4sale

    joints4sale No. Not "That Kind".

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    "Sawbones" are plastic replicas used for training purposes. They are shown in the right column in your link.
  14. blaster11

    blaster11 Some days.....

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    Going in next wednesday for a second opinion. In the mean time I bought an elastic ankle support which has been making life much better. :D

    J4S...its the doctor you reccomended down in Leonardtown.
  15. Rex Nemo

    Rex Nemo horizon calling

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    Thanks for taking us along on your weird bad trip, blaster.

    Now that I have joined you in the Lisfranc club, this is really useful information.

    I am wired together currently, but the doc is talking about fusing the joints right out of the box, for the reason you describe--bone wear, breakdown and arthritis formation on the articulating surfaces.

    How is your foot doing currently?
  16. blaster11

    blaster11 Some days.....

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    Sorry to hear you joined the club! I wish you all the luck and take it easy like they say.

    Actually not all that well. I have scheduled the next surgery for October, which will be fusing the first three metatarsals, fixing a torn ligament, and also an impingement in my ankle. The doc that I got my second opinion from hooked me up with an ankle brace which has made life WAY better. Still hurts a lot but now I can get through the entire day and get a tremendous amount of stuff done which I was unable to do before.
  17. Rex Nemo

    Rex Nemo horizon calling

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    Well, hell. I hope the next round of surgery does you much better. What type and brand of ankle brace is it that works so well?

    Also, besides your ankle and ligament injuries, it does seem that fusion tends to produce better long-term results than screw (ORIF) fixation for Lisfranc injuries...

    http://www.healio.com/orthopedics/j...sis-Versus-ORIF-for-Lisfranc-Fractures?full=1

    Need to talk to my own doc about the future--not sure whether the K-Wires will come out and that's that, or whether the next step is a choice between ORIF and fusion surgery.
  18. blaster11

    blaster11 Some days.....

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    Still riding the Trans Eastern Trail so I will have to get back with you next week.
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    blaster11 Some days.....

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  20. Rex Nemo

    Rex Nemo horizon calling

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    Thanks. So glad to hear that you are on the trail! Hope it's a great ride.