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6Associated conditions

Tight calf / equinus contracture

Tight calf / equinus contracture

Patients with Lisfranc / midfoot injuries often have equinus contracture. It is unclear if this plays a role in the injury, but certainly it can compromise healing by exerting forces through the midfoot. Therefore, if equinus is present, a calf or Achilles lengthening may be performed as an adjunct procedure at the time of surgery.