Plantar fasciitis postoperative
Dr Julien Lopez informs you of the post-operative consequences of plantar aponeurosis percutaneously: care, resumption of activities, etc.
Plantar fasciitis, also known as plantar fasciitis, is a painful condition that affects the arch of the foot. It is characterized by inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick connective tissue that extends from the heel bone to the toes and supports the arch of the foot.
Dr Julien Lopez specializes in the treatment of plantar fasciitis using the percutaneous technique. It offers complete monitoring of the pathology before, during and after surgical treatment of plantar fasciitis. He will inform you on what to do so that the recovery goes as smoothly as possible to optimize the healing process.
Recovery from Plantar Fasciitis Surgery: Pain Management
Discover all the stages of recovery from plantar fasciitis surgery.
Pain management is an essential component of recovery from this surgery. Different treatments can manage pain effectively.
The plantar fasciitis operation is carried out under regional anesthesia. This type of anesthesia consists of locating and then anesthetizing the nerves responsible for the sensitivity of the operated limb.
Regional anesthesia has many advantages that other anesthesia does not have. It initially makes it possible to avoid general anesthesia, which presents a greater risk of complications.
Regional anesthesia also helps effectively combat pain. In fact, it helps prevent the occurrence of pain and minimizes it. The prolonged action of the anesthetic block also effectively relieves post-operative pain for several hours.
It permits :
- A faster recovery
- A reduction in the length of stay in the recovery room
- A reduction in post-operative nausea or vomiting
The anesthetist will also prescribe pain medication. This treatment should be taken for several days, scrupulously following the instructions given to you by your surgeon.
The surgery consists of making axial incisions in order to attack the aponeurosis and induce healing of healthy tissue which will take over the inflammatory tissue. An injection of PRP (platelet-rich plasma) can be associated with the surgical procedure. In rare cases, the aponeurosis is completely or partially disinserted. Finally, the surgeon can perform additional procedures such as a lengthening of the triceps, a fracture of the calcaneus or the correction of contributing factors (pes cavus +++).
Treatments and post-operative care
Minimally invasive plantar fasciitis surgery takes place on an outpatient basis. The patient will then be able to return home the same day. Dr Julien Lopez also advises you to wear compression stockings or socks.
Before you leave the clinic, your surgeon will give you instructions to follow.
In the first few days following the procedure, it is recommended to keep the foot elevated to combat swelling. Swelling is normal and usual during this type of procedure.
The dressing must be redone every 2 days until healing is complete.
2 weeks post-surgery, it is possible to leave the wound in the open air and to wash the foot normally with soap.
Once the wound is closed and completely healed, it is possible to massage the scar using a moisturizer or hyaluronic acid.
Plantar aponeurosis: what to do and return to activities
After plantar fasciitis surgery, the action to be taken must be carried out according to a very specific protocol.
Walking with full support is authorized upon leaving the clinic. The surgeon will prescribe a removable short boot to wear for 3 to 6 weeks.
Driving a car will be possible after the surgical procedure depending on how you feel.
Gentle sporting activities can resume from the 6th post-operative week. The return to sport must be done gradually. It is recommended to start with "soft" sports such as swimming and cycling.
Dr Julien Lopez will provide you with sick leave for a period of one to 2 months. Its duration depends on several factors such as: the nature of the work carried out, the means of transport used to get there, etc.
Like all procedures, minimally invasive plantar fasciitis surgery can lead to complications. Dr. Julien Lopez and his team do their utmost to ensure that the operation goes as smoothly as possible. The surgeon will also give you all the instructions to follow so that recovery goes as smoothly as possible to avoid complications.
In addition to the usual complications after any surgical intervention (thrombosis, infection, algodystrophy, etc.), there are complications specific to plantar fasciitis surgery:
- Persistence of pain
- Calcaneus fracture
- Nerve damage
- An insufficiency in the arch of the foot
- Tendon sections