A minimally invasive procedure, endoscopic plantar fasciotomy involves the removal of inflamed soft tissue from the bottom of the foot. This procedure is performed by making two incisions, one on each side of the heel. An endoscope is inserted through one incision and a scalpel is inserted through the other.
Also Known As:
- Foot surgery
- Plantar fasciotomy
Conditions Treated with Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy:
Endoscopic plantar fasciotomy is utilized to treat plantar fasciitis.
Non-surgical alternatives to endoscopic plantar fasciotomy include rest, arch supports and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. There are no comparable surgical alternatives to the procedure.
Anesthesia with Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy:
Endoscopic plantar fasciotomy may be performed under regional anesthesia. It can also be performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.
Potential Complications from Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy:
Possible risks following endoscopic plantar fasciotomy include bleeding, infection, dropped arches and a negative reaction to the anesthesia.
Prognosis after Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy:
The prognosis for a positive end result following endoscopic plantar fasciotomy is very good.
Recovery from Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy:
Total recovery from endoscopic plantar fasciotomy takes two to three weeks.