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Heel surgery difference

Posted by Mike P on 3/14/03 at 09:27 (112931)

Hello Dr. Z:
What is the difference between the heel spur removal surgery discussed on this site and EPF surgery?

Thank you.

Re: Heel surgery difference

DRZ on 3/14/03 at 17:59 (113006)

There is no spur removal with the EPF. The EPF inserts a video camera inside your foot and then cuts the plantar fascia. The Minimial Incision procedures use a x-ray camera to cut the fascia and the bone at the attachment. The miminal incision procedure has been around for over twenty years . The EPF has been around for about eight years. In my opinion the MIS procedure is more sucessful. There is one study that ccmpares the mis and epf prcodure.