A common sporting injury, especially in disciplines that require stop start sprints or rapid changes of direction
A Lisfranc injury describes an injury of the foot between the metatarsal and tarsal spaces. Around 20-40% of lisfranc injuries are initially missed, so a high degree of clinical suspicion is required.
Lower limb (LL) and especially knee injuries are a very common presentation within the ED, but in the acute phase can be difficult to give a definitive diagnosis and an appropriate treatment / referral plan.
Our pathway has recently changed to reduce time and inconvenience, for both you and our patients.
- Consider in ALL over 16’s with lower limb immobilisation.
- Bloods not required for everyone.
- Prescribe for 2 weeks (to cover any delay to # clinic)
- Shapes Bin is collected from ED
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