Plantar Fascitis

About dynamic ultrasound study of chronic plantar fascitis.

In a previous post I wrote about the examination of the plantar aponeurosis;

repetitive traumas produce microtears of some fibers of the plantar aponeurosis, not only close to the site of its attachment but also distally, due to the own foot biomechanics of the patients.

Today I show you the case of a chronic partial rupture of plantar aponeurosis in 20-year-old male soccer player.

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Ge Stir (left) and Coronal T2w (right) Mri sequences (0.3 Tesla).

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Axial T2w (left) and Coronal Fast Stir (right) Mri scans of the same patient (0.3 Tesla).

As usually I also perform the dynamic ultrasound exam, togheter with elastosonosgraphy evaluation.

The elastosonography examination better depicts the presence of a granulation tissue (green colour) as happened after a partial tear inside the fibrous scar of a chronic plantar fascitis.

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