When non-operative treatments for chronic heel pain fail, your foot doctor may recommend surgery for plantar fasciitis. Ultrasound guided partial plantar fasciectomy (USGPPF) is a minimally invasive foot surgery technique that uses the patient’s own blood to repair damaged or degenerative plantar fascia tissue in the heel. A high resolution diagnostic ultrasound is used to accurately locate and remove the diseased tissue then replace it with growth factors harvested from the patient’s blood. This procedure occurs through a small, needle-like device while the patient is under general anesthesia for a short amount of time. The patient is encouraged to limit the amount of standing or walking for a few days following the procedure. Regular activity is generally resumed within a few weeks.
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