What causes Lisfranc fractures?
The most common cause is a direct force to the midfoot, such as a motor vehicle accident or fall. These forces can cause a fracture or dislocation of the joint, as well as damage to the surrounding bones and ligaments. The joint can also be damaged by twisting or overstretching the foot, which can occur in sports or other activities involving sudden changes in directions.
Weak bones or ligaments can also cause Lisfranc fractures, which can be a result of medical conditions like osteoporosis or diabetes. These conditions can cause the bones and ligaments in the midfoot to become weak and more susceptible to injury. Additionally, certain activities can place increased stress on the bones and ligaments of the midfoot, such as running, jumping, or dancing.