fracture (tarsometatarsal)

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These injuries may be caused when the foot is twisted or forced into equinus. The injuries vary from a relatively benign ligamentous strain to more serious lesions such as a fracture-dislocation of the tarsometatarsal joint.

If there is a crushing injury then there may be soft tissue damage in addition to musculoskeletal damage. If there is bleeding into the fascial compartments then this may cause ischaemia of the foot.

Last reviewed 01/2018