Plantar fasciitis: a degenerative process (fasciosis) without inflammation.

@article{Lemont2003PlantarFA,
  title={Plantar fasciitis: a degenerative process (fasciosis) without inflammation.},
  author={H. Lemont and K. M. Ammirati and N. Usen},
  journal={Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association},
  year={2003},
  volume={93 3},
  pages={
          234-7
        }
}
The authors review histologic findings from 50 cases of heel spur surgery for chronic plantar fasciitis. Findings include myxoid degeneration with fragmentation and degeneration of the plantar fascia and bone marrow vascular ectasia. Histologic findings are presented to support the thesis that "plantar fasciitis" is a degenerative fasciosis without inflammation, not a fasciitis. These findings suggest that treatment regimens such as serial corticosteroid injections into the plantar fascia… Expand
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