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Plantar Fibromatosis

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Plantar Fibromatosis

  • Definition
  1. Fibrous proliferation of plantar fascia
  2. Similar to Dupuytren's Contracture of palm
  • Symptoms
  1. Slow enlargement of a painless Subcutaneous Nodule
  2. Eventually becomes tender
  • Signs
  1. Involves medial half of middle of plantar fascia
  2. Contractures rarely occur
  • Differential Diagnosis
  • Management
  1. Molded Orthotic
    1. Allows transfer of weight away from Nodule
  2. Surgery
    1. Indicated when weight bearing becomes painful
    2. Often recurs after excision