Plantar Fascia Release (Open Technique)

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This outpatient procedure is a surgical cutting of part of the plantar fascia, a thick band of connective tissue that supports the foot's arch. By partially cutting this tissue, the surgeon releases tension and allows the tendon to lengthen. This procedure is commonly performed to relieve pain caused by plantar fasciitis.

What is a plantar fascia release?

This detailed video explains the entire process of a plantar fascia release, including preparation, tension released, and end of procedure. When the procedure is complete, the incision is closed and bandaged and the foot is placed in a cast or splint. After the plantar fascia heals, rehabilitation will be needed to rebuild strength.