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Plantar Fasciectomy

Plantar fasciectomy is a surgical procedure utilized to relieve inflammation of the plantar fascia ligament (a condition known as plantar fasciitis).

  • local or general anesthesia may be used
  • surgeon makes a small incision on the side of the heel near the ankle bone
  • an endoscope (with a tiny camera) is inserted to reach the plantar fascia ligament
  • using thin surgical instruments, the surgeon may detach the ligament from the bone – or make incisions on each side to release tension and relieve pain
  • surgeon may also free the foot muscle (abductor hallucis) to prevent nerves from becoming trapped and inhibiting recovery