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J Ultrasound. 2014 Apr 8;17(2):141-50. doi: 10.1007/s40477-014-0089-2. eCollection 2014 Jun.

Sonographic evaluation of hindfoot disorders.

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Department of Orthopedics and Radiology, Essentia Health, 400 E. Third St, Duluth, MN 55804 USA.
Department of Family Medicine, St. Johns Family Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN USA.
CIM SA, Cabinet Imagerie Médicale, 40a Route de Malagnou 1208, Geneva, Switzerland.


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Foot pain is a common orthopedic condition that can have an impact on health-related quality of life. The evaluation of plantar hindfoot pain begins with history and physical examination. Imaging modalities, standard radiographs, sonography, MR, CT are often utilized to clarify the diagnosis. The article is a detailed description of the sonographic evaluation of the plantar fascia and its disorders as well as the common etiologies in the differential diagnosis of plantar fasciopathy.


Heel pain; Hindfoot; Lateral cord; Plantar aponeurosis; Plantar fasciopathy; Sonography

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