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Plantar Fibromatosis

Posted by Todd L. on 9/15/03 at 11:54 (130071)

I have had surgery on both feet a few years ago. The tumors grew back within 2 months! They are very large AND VERY PAINFUL at this point! I have a lot of pain and am interested in finding out more about hyaluronidase and triamcinolone acetonide injections, anything that will help reduce their size and take away the pain. Also, do you know anything about collagen injections? Are the injections you speak of something that our family doctor can do or will I need to see a specialist? What kind of time frame are we looking at before the tumors begin reducing in size? Are the injections put into each individual tumor? As sensitive as my feet are and with the number and size of the tumors I cringe at the thought. I do appreciate any and all information that you can share with me. The sooner I can get this done the better!

Thanks for your time,

Todd

Re: Plantar Fibromatosis

Ed Davis, DPM on 9/15/03 at 13:16 (130078)

Todd:

Plantar fibromatosis has a 70% recurrence rate after surgical removal and that is why surgery is not the standard of care for treatment of this problem. Wide excision, that is, removing the lesions with a large surrounding area of fascia brings the recurrence rate down to about 30% but can be painful and disabling.

Each growth needs to be injected, placing the fluid into the center of the growth. This is a treatment more commonly performed by podiatric physicians. The lesions generally shrink to about half their size in about 3 weeks. The procedure can be repeated after 3 weeks to gain further shrinkage.
Ed

Re: Plantar Fibromatosis

carolyn s on 9/16/03 at 20:20 (130292)

Had two surgeries for Morton's neuroma!!!
Last one from sole of foot.
Have severe pain at scar site!!! been injected a few times, no relief.
fat pad is atrophied!!!
I am a nurse , on my feet
Help