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J Foot Ankle Surg. 1995 May-Jun;34(3):305-11.

A retrospective comparison of endoscopic plantar fasciotomy to open plantar fasciotomy with heel spur resection for chronic plantar fasciitis/heel spur syndrome.

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  • 1College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, Des Moines, Iowa, USA.


The authors review the etiologies and treatments of plantar fasciitis or heel spur syndrome. They offer results of a retrospective study. Comparison of the return to work time after surgery for this condition, examinations of the effects of patient age at the time of surgery, gender, duration of pain prior to surgery, and type of surgical procedure, either endoscopic plantar fasciotomy or open plantar fasciotomy with heel spur resection, is provided.

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