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Percutaneous release of the plantar fascia.
New surgical procedure

Technical note, 338 - 340
doi: 10.11138/mltj/2017.7.2.338
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Background: Plantar fasciopathy presents with pain at the plantar and medial aspect of the heel.
If chronic, it can negatively impact on quality of life. Plantar fasciopathy is not always self-limiting, and can be debilitating.
Methods: Surgical management involves different procedures. We describe a percutaneous plantar fascia release. A minimally invasive access to the plantar tuberosity of the calcaneus is performed, and a small scalpel blade is used to release the
fascia.
Conclusion: With this procedure, skin healing problems, nerve injuries, infection and prolonged recovery time are minimised, allowing early return to normal activities.
Level of Evidence: V.

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