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Are there any long-term outcomes after plantar fasciotomy?

Just like any other procedure, fasciotomy has its short-term and long-term effects. Your doctor will explain to you everything you need to know about them before the surgery.

Plantar fasciotomy is an efficient procedure, studies show that more than 80% of the patients who undergo this procedure benefit from positive outcomes 5 years after the surgery.

In other words, more than 90% of these people still achieve pain relief on the long-term. Long-lasting complications are rare, and they might include dorsal foot pain, opposite foot pain, heel pain.

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