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Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy: Surgical Technique

Barrett, Stephen Lloyd DPM, MBA

Techniques in Foot & Ankle Surgery: June 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 2 - p 56–64
doi: 10.1097/BTF.0b013e31821a2afb
Special Focus: Current Techniques for Treating Chronic Heel Pain

Endoscopic plantar fasciotomy (EPF) was developed in 1990, and more than 1 million EPF procedures have been performed throughout the world to date. EPF is a surgical technique that provides the experienced surgeon a very high level of success for the treatment of recalcitrant plantar fasciosis. The history of the surgical technique is discussed, preoperative indications and findings, the intraoperative technique, postoperative management, and management of complications is delineated.

Midwestern University College of Health Sciences, Arizona Podiatric Medicine Program, Anthem, AZ

Dr Barrett is a paid medical consultant for Instratek, Inc., Houston, TX.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Stephen Lloyd Barrett, DPM, MBA, Midwestern University College of Health Sciences, Arizona Podiatric Medicine Program, 42540 N. Back Creek Way, Anthem, AZ 85086. e-mail: slbarrettpod@me.com.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.