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PLANTAR FIBROMA EXCISION

If you need a plantar flibroma excision, please Schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic specialists as soon as possible.

What Is A Plantar Fibroma Excision?

Surgeons perform this condition to remove a plantar fibroma, a benign (non-cancerous) mass or nodule developing in the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue running along the bottom of the foot. These fibromas, firm in texture, can cause pain and discomfort as they grow, pressing against nearby structures such as nerves and surrounding tissues.

The procedure aims to alleviate pain, enhance foot function, and prevent further growth or recurrence by surgically removing the plantar fibroma. Typically, healthcare providers consider plantar fibroma excision when conservative treatments like orthotics, physical therapy, and corticosteroid injections fail to provide sufficient relief.

The General Steps of Procedure

During plantar fibroma excision surgery, the surgeon typically administers anesthesia to numb the foot region, often through local or regional means. The surgeon then proceeds to make an incision directly over the plantar fibroma to gain access to the mass. With precision, the surgeon delicately removes the fibroma from its attachment to the plantar fascia. Subsequently, the surgeon meticulously closes the incision using sutures, and healthcare providers carefully dress and bandage the surgical site for proper healing.

Rehabilitation

Following plantar fibroma excision, the patient may require crutches or a walker for a period of non-weight-bearing on the foot to facilitate proper healing of the surgical site. Additionally, a cast or specialized boot may be utilized to safeguard the foot during the initial healing phase.

Morover, recovery from plantar fibroma excision entails rest, elevation, and a gradual return to weight-bearing activities under the supervision of a foot and ankle specialist. Physicians may recommend physical therapy to aid in the recovery process and enhance foot function.

While plantar fibroma excision generally deems a safe and effective treatment for plantar fibromas, it carries potential risks and complications, such as infection, delayed wound healing, and the possibility of recurrence, akin to any surgical procedure.

The decision to undergo plantar fibroma excision is reached after a thorough evaluation and discussion with an orthopedic surgeon or podiatrist. These specialists assess the individual’s specific condition, medical history, and overall health to determine if the procedure is the appropriate treatment option.

 

If you would like to speak to an Orthopedic Specialist, give us a call at 817-697-4038, or contact us over the web. Tele-medicine appointments are also available.

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