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Results of isolated Lisfranc injuries and the effect of compensation claims

Calder, James D. F., Saxby, Terry S., & Whitehouse, Sarah L. (2004) Results of isolated Lisfranc injuries and the effect of compensation claims. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: British Volume, 86(4), pp. 527-30.

Abstract

The results of treatment of Lisfranc injuries are often unsatisfactory. This retrospective study investigated 46 patients with isolated Lisfranc injuries a minimum of 2 years following surgery. 13 patients had a poor outcome and had to change employment or were totally unable to find work purely as a result of this injury. The presence of a compensation claim (p=0.02) and a delay in diagnosis of more than 6 months were associated with a poor outcome (p=0.01). There was no association between poor functional outcome and age, gender, mechanism of injury or previous occupation. This study may have medico-legal implications on reporting prognosis for such injuries and highlights the importance of prompt diagnosis and treatment for such injuries.

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ID Code: 5598
Item Type: Journal Article
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ISSN: 0301-620X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300) > Orthopaedics (110314)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 British Editorial Society of Bone and Joint Surgery
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 28 Nov 2006
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:04

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