Resistant plantar fasciopathy: shock wave versus endoscopic plantar fascial release

@article{Radwan2012ResistantPF,
  title={Resistant plantar fasciopathy: shock wave versus endoscopic plantar fascial release},
  author={Yasser A. Radwan and Ali M. Reda Mansour and Walid Salah Badawy},
  journal={International Orthopaedics},
  year={2012},
  volume={36},
  pages={2147-2156}
}
To compare the results of Extracorporeal shock wave (ESWT) with a modified endoscopic plantar fasciotomy technique for the treatment of recalcitrant heel pain. Sixty-five patients suffering from chronic heel pain that failed to respond to standard nonoperative methods were randomized to undergo either high-energy extracorporeal shock wave therapy (group 1), or modified endoscopic plantar fasciotomy (group 2). The primary outcome measure was the reduction of pain in the two groups from base line… CONTINUE READING