Lisfranc Injury Research Paper

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Ben Roethlisberger - Lisfranc injury B

The quarterback of Pittsburgh Steelers was carted off the field because of a serious foot injury. Ben Roethlisberger is known for playing tough and after an MRI, it was confirmed that Roethlisberger has a Lisfranc Injury.

Lisfranc injury is a disruption of dislocation of bones in the midfoot. It is a serious injury that requires care and rehabilitation. Lisfranc injury usually occurs after an automobile accident and participants of contact sports. The severity of the injury depends on how many ligaments or bones are affected.

The most common symptoms of Lisfranc injury includes:
 Pain that gets worse when standing or walking. Pain can be severe that may require crutches
 Bruising on top and bottom of the foot
 The top of the foot is swollen and painful
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There are three types of Lisfranc injury and they are:
 Sprains - the ligaments are stretched that causes instability
 Dislocations - the bones are forced from their normal position
 Fractures - the bones in the Lisfranc joints are broken
The treatment of Lisfranc injury is according to its severity:
 Medication - the use of anti-inflammatory medicines are often advised. Use only as directed and only as much as you need.
 Ice - treatment should be applied for 10 to 15 minutes every 3 hours with the help of ice packs or ice massage.
 Seek medical care if the pain, tenderness, or swelling gets worse.
If treated properly, the injury will heal within 8 to 12 weeks.

How to avoid Lisfranc Injury
 Wear properly fitted and padded protective equipment
 Warm up and stretch properly before activity
 Wear cleats or spikes with appropriate length for the sports condition
 Maintain physical fitness such as strength, flexibility and endurance, and cardiovascular

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