Ultrasound-guided weil percutaneous plantar fasciotomy

J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2010 Mar-Apr;100(2):146-8. doi: 10.7547/1000146.


Chronic plantar fasciitis is often treated by surgical plantar fasciotomy when conservative treatments have been exhausted. This article presents an ultrasound-guided Weil percutaneous plantar fasciotomy technique used to successfully treat persistent plantar fasciitis in a 48-year-old woman. Five weeks after the procedure, the patient had resumed normal activity, with an excellent clinical outcome. This ultrasound-guided technique can be performed in an office or hospital surgical setting. This technique may be useful to podiatric physicians and surgeons who treat chronic plantar fasciitis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Chronic Disease
  • Fasciitis, Plantar / diagnosis
  • Fasciitis, Plantar / diagnostic imaging*
  • Fasciitis, Plantar / surgery*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures / instrumentation
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures / methods
  • Orthopedic Procedures / instrumentation*
  • Orthopedic Procedures / methods
  • Pain Measurement
  • Risk Assessment
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Ultrasonography, Interventional / methods*