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How do they actually do the fusion for a lis franc injury?

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This may depend more on what procedure your doctor wants to do. But for the most part what they will do is rebreak the joints you have had problems with, clean out all the damaged joint area and then graft (glue) the bones together with some kind of bone grafting materal. They most likely will also put a couple of screws in your foot to hold this all together while the graft/fusion takes hold. In my case they left the 4 screws in my foot since they are no longer doing anything. I could always have them taken out later if I wish. You will once again have to go through the whole non-weight baring thing again for several months. When you first start to walk on that foot it still will hurt from the surgery and you will have to get use to not havingyour foot bend in the middle area. Your ankle will pick up onse of that motion. In time as your foot heals the pain will lessen from the surgery. It has been about a year and a half for me now since I had the fusion done and I have no pain in my foot anymore. I am glad I did it because I could only take about 1 year of that pain after the first lis franc "repair". So if your pain from your first lis franc repair also gets unbearable I would look into getting the fusion done. I am sure your doctor will then go into more details on the procedure they may use.
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