I got both of my feet crushed in an accident on 1-10-11. They were pinned under great pressure for 2 hours. left foot has what they called "multiple fractures" and a Lis Franc fracture. The right foot has a frcture in the ankle that has had a screw put in already. The Dr said the left foot is like a windshield that has been hit by a rock, all broke up but none of the pieces moved so nothing to do but let mother nature heal it. I have read a few articles that say a Lis Franc fracture will not heal without surgury. My question is this: Am I doing enough? Should I get a second opinion? The only thing he4 has ever done to the left foot is give me a walking cast and tell me to ice it and lots of pain meds.
A second opinion is never a bad idea. Certainly, if you do not have confidence in your treating doctor, find a doctor you do trust.
That said, non displaced Lisfranc fractures can heal without surgery. Do not confuse a few hours on the Internet with your doctor's education, training, and experience.
Thanks for the advice. I am just reaching for an answer that doesnt involve me in a wheel chair for an extended period. I am in a great deal of pain and progress is so slow. Any idea how long a process this might be. My Dr is reluctant to give me any time frame. He did say once that there could be pain and problems a year or two from now. I am also concerned that we havent addressed any nerve damage issues. Should that be a concern?
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