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2021 Oct

Foot Ankle Orthop



Comparison of Calcaneal Subchondral Injection of Calcium Phosphate and Plantar Fasciotomy vs Plantar Fasciotomy Alone for Refractory Infracalcaneal Heel Pain.


Matthews M, Klein E, Hulst Z, Patel N, Weil L, Sorensen M, Fleischer A
Foot Ankle Orthop. 2021 Oct; 6(4):24730114211050568.
PMID: 35097479.


Treatment of chronic refractory heel pain has evolved to consider calcaneal structural fatigue as a component of the symptom profile. While concomitant calcium phosphate injection has become a method of addressing the accompanying calcaneal bone marrow edema (BME) frequently seen in this population, there is no literature supporting its use compared to traditional fasciotomy.