Lisfranc ligament

The Lisfranc ligament refers to the most important ligament of the Lisfranc joint ligamentous complex. It extends from the lateral surface of medial cuneiform to the medial aspect of the base of the second metatarsal and is also the one most often disrupted in midfoot injuries 1. The base of the 2nd metatarsal keystones into the cuneiforms.

It shows striated appearance and low to intermediate signal intensity in MR images 1.

Oblique coronal images 3

  • clearly display the transverse arch of the foot and clearly display the cross-section of the Lisfranc ligament.
  • can clearly display the horizontal arch of the Lisfranc joint and more clearly display its surrounding ligaments and tendons

Sagittal images 3

  • clearly display the corresponding situation of the Lisfranc joint bone and longitudinal arch of the foot
  • tolerably display the Lisfranc joint dorsal ligaments and metatarsal ligaments
  • poorly display the Lisfranc ligament

It is named after Jacques Lisfranc De Saint Martin (1790-1847), French surgeon 2.

Anatomy: Lower limb
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rID: 24771
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Lisfranc ligaments

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