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.

Radiographic features


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

History and etymology

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

Related pathology

Anatomy: Lower limb
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rID: 24771
Section: Anatomy
Tags: stub, refs, cases, cases
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