Examples of sprains include turf toe (forefoot), Lisfranc dislocation (midfoot) and ankle sprain. These types of injuries do not show up easily on radiographs and hence are under treated.
With the advent of advanced imaging modalities, an enhanced understanding of soft tissue injuries has evolved. Coupled with improved surgical and rehabilitation techniques, these patients can experience remarkable recoveries.
Simultaneously, the treating foot and ankle physician needs to be cognizant that soft tissue injuries due to MVAs can lead to short-term and long-term disability and possible long-term sequelae.