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Minimally Invasive Ultrasound Guided Percutaneous Plantar Fasciotomy

If you need a Minimally Invasive Ultrasound Guided Percutaneous Plantar Fasciotomy, please Schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic specialists as soon as possible.

What Is A Minimally Invasive Ultrasound Guided Percutaneous Plantar Fasciotomy?

Surgeons utilize Minimally Invasive Ultrasound-Guided Percutaneous Plantar Fasciotomy as a modern surgical technique to address plantar fasciitis. Physicians characterize this condition by inflammation and pain in the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that spans the bottom of the foot.

The traditional treatment for plantar fasciitis includes conservative measures such as rest, stretching exercises, orthotics, and physical therapy. However, when conservative treatments fail to offer adequate relief, healthcare providers may consider minimally invasive procedures such as the TenJet technique.

The TenJet procedure

During the procedure, the patient typically receives local anesthesia to numb the foot, ensuring a comfortable and pain-free experience. High-resolution ultrasound guidance aids in accurately visualizing the plantar fascia, facilitating precise targeting of the treatment area. Surgeons perform percutaneous plantar fasciotomy using a specialized device called the TenJet system through a small incision in the skin. This device employs a combination of fluid jet technology and mechanical debridement to remove damaged tissue and promote healing in the affected region. Following the procedure, closure of the incision is usually minimal, often requiring adhesive strips or a small bandage.

Procedure Benefits

The TenJet procedure offers several benefits, including minimal disruption to surrounding tissues, decreased post-operative pain, quicker recovery, and the avoidance of more extensive open surgery. Physicians typically perform this procedure on an outpatient basis, allowing patients to return home the same day after surgery.

As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications associated with TenJet treatment including infection and nerve injury. Specialists make the decision regarding the procedure following the comprehensive evaluation and discussion. Following the specialist evaluates the individual’s specific condition, medical history, and overall health. From this they determine if TenJet is the suitable treatment option for plantar fasciitis.

It’s important to note that medical technology and procedures may evolve over time, and it is always best to consult with a qualified healthcare professional for the most up-to-date information on any surgical technique or treatment.

 

 

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