A Lisfranc fracture is a type of broken foot. The Lisfranc joint is the spot on top of your foot where the metatarsal bones (the bridges to your toes) connect to the rest of your foot. This is a complicated area of your foot. It’s where many bones, ligaments and tendons all come together to hold your foot’s arch in shape and help it move properly. Because so many parts of your foot meet up in one place, the Lisfranc joint is very important. It’s just like a busy highway on-ramp or main intersection in a city: A lot depends on a relatively small area to make everything work correctly. You can hurt any part of your Lisfranc joint. Lisfranc injuries are most commonly caused by an accident or some kind of trauma. Athletes can injure their Lisfranc joint playing sports, but even a small stumble or tripping throughout your day can cause an injury. Major traumas like car accidents and falling off a ladder also cause Lisfranc fractures and injuries. If you have a fracture, you broke at least one bone, but you can also tear or sprain any of the joint’s connective tissues.