• Lisfranc injuries: patient- and physician-based functional outcomes.

      O'Connor, P A; Yeap, S; Noel, J; Khayyat, G; Kennedy, J G; Arivindan, S; McGuinness, A J; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Ireland., paoconn@indigo.ie (2012-02-03)
      The purpose of this study was to assess functional outcome of patients with a Lisfranc fracture dislocation of the foot by applying validated patient- and physician-based scoring systems and to compare these outcome tools. Of 25 injuries sustained by 24 patients treated in our institution between January 1995 and June 2001, 16 were available for review with a mean follow-up period of 36 (10-74) months. Injuries were classified according to Myerson. Outcome instruments used were: (a) Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36), (b) Baltimore Painful Foot score (PFS) and (c) American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) mid-foot scoring scale. Four patients had an excellent outcome on the PFS scale, seven were classified as good, three fair and two poor. There was a statistically significant correlation between the PFS and Role Physical (RP) element of the SF-36.