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success rate of a plantar faciectomy

Posted by D Sharp on 9/09/03 at 08:47 (129257)

Hi Would it be possible to know the success rate of a plantar faciectomy.

is tunnel tarsal syndrome a secondary complaint from plantar faciitis?

Re: success rate of a plantar faciectomy

Ed Davis, DPM on 9/09/03 at 14:48 (129303)

Success rate of plantar fascial release surgery is about 50 to 70 percent.
That is why ESWT will replace most such surgeries.
Ed

Re: success rate of a plantar faciectomy

john king on 9/11/03 at 20:39 (129655)

Where I live the best orthopedic foot surgeon won't even treat people with PF. he believes that surgery is just not effective or a good option because the success rate is so iffy.

Re: success rate of a plantar faciectomy

D Sharp on 9/12/03 at 07:54 (129703)

So how do they treat people with these symptoms and does pf cause tunnel tarsel syndrome?
My Husband got operated of PF 4 years ago and he is still in pain and he also has tarsel tunnel syndrome now on both feet
he is 24hr in pain its terrible always taking painkillers and its very difficult for him to lead anormal life.
what exactly is your problem do you have pf too?

Re: success rate of a plantar faciectomy

Ed Davis, DPM on 9/12/03 at 20:02 (129792)

Has he considered tarsal tunnel release surgery?
Ed

Re: success rate of a plantar faciectomy

D Sharp on 9/15/03 at 09:34 (130059)

he is going to see a specialist to see what they can do cos nothing came out on the nerve scan so they said they would most probably have to cut open the feet to look at the problem i don't know if this will solve anything he is in constant pain taking neurontin and diazepam fro the pain
its terrible do you think tarsal tunnel release would make him better and not suffer so much pain

Re: success rate of a plantar faciectomy

Sharon W on 9/17/03 at 20:14 (130384)

It might. No guarantee, sometimes it DOESN'T make people better -- a few people even get WORSE after TTS surgery.

And it takes a LONG time to recover from tarsal tunnel surgery -- months. Sometimes even a year. There are complications (like scar tissue around the nerve) that can happen, months after the surgery, that can make the person start to feel worse again -- so it is very important to make sure you have a doctor who will help you deal with that if it happens.

But when it works, IF it works, tarsal tunnel surgery can be the answer. It was for me.

Sharon
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