Endoscopic heel anatomy: analysis of 200 fresh frozen specimens.

@article{Barrett1995EndoscopicHA,
  title={Endoscopic heel anatomy: analysis of 200 fresh frozen specimens.},
  author={Susan L Barrett and Stephen V Day and T T Pignetti and B R Egly},
  journal={The Journal of foot and ankle surgery : official publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons},
  year={1995},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={51-6}
}
The authors radiographed and dissected 200 fresh frozen cadaveric specimens selected randomly from the general United States population. A 21% incidence of inferior calcaneal exostosis formation was identified. Of those specimens identified as having an inferior calcaneal exostosis, there was a 52.4% incidence of heel spurs that were in the plantar fascia and a 47.6% incidence of heel spurs that were identified superior to the plantar fascia. After dissection of the specimens, the mean width… CONTINUE READING