2017, Number 4
Revista Habanera de Ciencias Médicas 2017; 16 (4)
Brito CM, Mena PR, Gil MJR
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ABSTRACTIntroduction: Lisfranc joint lesions are produced by high energy traumas, but when they present in patients with Hansen´s disease and damage to the peripheral nervous system, the low intensity repeated traumas can lead to this type of lesion. Objective: To present an interesting case, given a particular association on a patient with Hansen´s disease and a Lisfranc lesion, caused by a low energy trauma. Case presentation: 64 years old Phototype V patient with antecedents of lepromatous Hansen´s disease who presented Lisfranc fracture-dislocation of a divergent type after low intensity repeated traumas, and a septic superadded process. The antecedents, clinical picture, laboratory tests, ultrasounds, radiological study, and the treatment indicated are all analyzed. Conclusions: Disability in hands and feet due to neurological disorders in patients with lepromatous leprosy of more than 5 years of evolution is very frequent, but it is not so frequent when associated to a Lisfranc fracturedislocation of a divergent type due to low intensity trauma, because this type of lesion is normally caused by high energy traumas.