Outcomes of plantar fasciotomy to treat plantar fasciitis

Keywords: Fasciitis, plantar, Fasciitis, plantar/surgery, Fasciotomy


Objective: This study sought to evaluate the effectiveness of a surgery (plantar fasciotomy) to treat plantar fasciitis using the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) questionnaire. Methods: Patients were retrospectively identified using their postoperative orthopedic (medical) records after receiving medial plantar fasciotomy for plantar fasciitis between 1997 and 2009. Results: A significant difference was observed between the pre- and postoperative AOFAS score; this result indicates that patient health improved after the fasciotomy to treat plantar fasciitis. Conclusions: A strength of this study was its long follow-up time of patients undergoing plantar fasciotomy to treat plantar fasciitis. This surgery is indicated for patients with chronic plantar fasciitis after 6 months without response to conservative treatment. Level of Evidence IV; Therapeutic Studies; Case Series.

How to Cite
Huyer, R. G., Bittar, C. K., Castro Filho, C. D. C. de, Mattos, C. A., de Cillo, M. S. P., & Ribeiro, J. H. T. (2019). Outcomes of plantar fasciotomy to treat plantar fasciitis. Scientific Journal of the Foot & Ankle, 13(1), 42-48. https://doi.org/10.30795/scijfootankle.2019.v13.899