For better or worse, we are all still going to be in an election season for a couple more months. The candidates have different ideas on how to do things, but there is some common ground in the fact that everyone realizes the nation needs infrastructure maintenance for roads and bridges. Cracks in these structures can compromise their integrity and potentially lead to devastating consequences—which is something that can also be said about the bones in your feet.
Your lower limbs contain over one-quarter of all the bones in your body. Your feet and ankles are elaborately structured to perform their essential functions. As such, midfoot bone fracture treatment is incredibly important when a bone in the Lisfranc joint complex breaks.
What is the Lisfranc joint complex? Well, it’s the area of the foot that bridges the fore- and hindfoot. The complex consists of five tarsometatarsal (TMT) joints, which are made up by tarsal and metatarsal bones and held in place by various ligaments. You can recognize this area because of the arch it forms on the top of your foot. As with any bones in your body, the bones in this joint complex can break and then need appropriate care and attention.
Due to the nature of both the injuries themselves and the likely causes behind them, midfoot bone fractures are often treated with surgical procedures. It takes tremendous amount of physical force to break one of the midfoot bones. When this happens, the bone is more likely become displaced, which can affect the structure and stability of the foot as a whole.
The surgeries we perform to repair broken midfoot bones will often entail an incision in the top of the foot, but a second may be needed, depending on the extent of the injury. We can use plates and screws to hold the fractured bones into place so they mend correctly. In some cases, we have to fuse bones together.
If you would like additional information on the midfoot bone fracture treatment options we offer, or have any questions about our practice, feel free to call our friendly staff at (972) 690-5374. We can provide the answers you need or help you set up an appointment with our Richardson, TX foot doctor office over the phone. Of course, you can also request your appointment with Richardson Podiatry Associates right here on our website.