Percutaneous ultrasonic fasciotomy: a novel approach to treat chronic plantar fasciitis

      Chronic plantar fasciitis, or fasciopathy, is the most common debilitating foot complaint, affecting approximately 10% of the population and accounting for over one million office visits annually. Many cases are refractory to nonoperative intervention, and recurrence is common. Consequently, safe and effective definitive treatments are desirable. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss our initial experience with percutaneous ultrasonic fasciotomy in the treatment of chronic, refractory plantar fasciitis.
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