Just wanted to post a positive lisfranc story because all of the ones I seemed to find were not very encouraging. My son came home from a holiday work party on January 10, 2010 with what he thought was a broken foot. I told him to go to bed and we would see how it was in the morning. By morning it was VERY swollen and the arch was black. After several Dr. appts. we were told it was a possible lisfranc and sent to a doctor at University of PA ( Dr. Wen Chao)
She diagnosed it as a lisfranc after a CTscan and MRI. He had surgery on Jan. 25 (two screws) and was in a hard cast for 6 weeks. He had very little pain with the surgery or after. He said some throbbing but nothing bad. Now after 6 weeks he has gotten the hard cast off and is walking fine in a boot. He isn't really an athlete so we weren't worried about running or anything right away. He has done very well, but I am sure all cases are different.