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At age 77, would it be OK to not have lisfranc surgery?

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Hi Karen,

You really should discuss this with your orthopedic surgeon.  They've seen the x-rays and know your history, we don't.

The lisfranc is a ligament that runs between two bones in your foot.  Lisfranc surgery is recommended if there is a misalignment of these joints OR if it leads to instability.  Sometimes joints are fused together if cartilage is damaged.

Assuming you are in good health and active, it may help speed your recovery. 

It is not usually recommended if you have circulation problems or are diabetic.

Surgery is usually on an outpatient basis.  Recovery can be up to 12 weeks.

Again, see your doctor.

Good luck.

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