Plantar fibromatosis

Thomas Zgonis, Gary Peter Jolly, Vasilios Polyzois, David M. Kanuck, Emmanouil D. Stamatis

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Plantar fibromatosis is defined as a benign fibrous disorder involving the plantar aponeurosis. Although its incidence is well described on the hands, it is less commonly seen on the feet, and its etiology is unknown. A differential diagnosis for the heel pain along the medial arch could be a benign thickening of the plantar fascia associated with plantar fibromatosis. Its high recurrence after surgical excision and problematic scarring and wound presents a significant challenge to the reconstructive foot and ankle surgeon. This article reviews the history, clinical presentation, pathologic findings, and surgical approaches to the treatment of plantar fibromatosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-18
Number of pages8
JournalClinics in podiatric medicine and surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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