If your doctor has recommended plantar fasciotomy for your pain, you might have severe heel spurs or heel damage. 

Plantar Fasciotomy is often performed as a minimally invasive endoscopic procedure ideal for patients who are struggling with inflamed heels due to conditions such as inflammation, heel pain, and conditions such as heel spurs.

This step-by-step guide will provide a comprehensive overview of the surgical process, detailing the important stages and why partnering with Smith Medical for your surgical needs is a better option in comparison to traditional surgical options. 

How does Plantar Fasciotomy Work?

It might be time to consider undergoing plantar fasciotomy if a patient does not notice improvement from conservative therapies. This is a surgical procedure that focuses on releasing the plantar fascia within the foot to provide relief. 

During the surgery, the surgeon uses regional anesthesia to perform a nerve block to numb the foot and lower leg. This allows the patient to remain comfortable throughout the procedure. 

Once the anesthesia is in effect, the surgeon makes an incision on the inside of the foot, above the arch. Next, the surgeon proceeds to locate and release the plantar fascia. This long, thick band of connective tissue is responsible for supporting the arch of the foot.

In plantar fasciotomy, the fascia is partially cut or released from the heel bone. This aims to reduce tension and alleviate pain. A specialized instrument is used to perform the release performed by one of our expert board-certified surgeons at Smith Medical. 

Finally, the surgeon stitches up the incision and dresses the surgical site to keep it clean to minimize the risk of infection during the postoperative part of healing the incision site. 

Typical post-operative care involves rest, elevating the foot, and treating the area with ice to reduce swelling and inflammation while avoiding placing weight on the foot during the healing period. 

Plantar fasciotomy surgery is a specialized procedure that aims to alleviate chronic plantar fasciitis by releasing tension in the plantar fascia. Individuals can make informed treatment decisions by understanding the surgical procedure and engaging in rehabilitation.

Treatment Through Direct Specialty Care

Don’t wait until heel pain becomes worse, connect with healthcare professionals who will make a difference in your healthcare journey. 

Direct specialty care is the difference between feeling uncertain about your next steps when it comes to your healthcare journey versus feeling secure and understanding your plantar fasciotomy procedure with the aid of our team members at Smith Medical. Why? 

Our surgical care goal is to lead the charge with transformative healthcare that disrupts the current paradigm of healthcare. We strive to help patients thoroughly receive quality care without feeling like medical bills will weigh down their medical options and opportunities. That’s why we focus on a no-insurance payment model that focuses on fixed pricing. 

At Smith Medical, we go beyond just providing cost transparency. We also prioritize surgical access, ensuring that patients can receive the care they need in a timely manner. Our team understands that waiting times for surgeries can be lengthy and frustrating under traditional healthcare systems.

We partner with leading industry physicians renowned for their expertise and commitment to delivering exceptional patient outcomes. Want to learn more? Connect with our team today

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