Sports Medicine Research: In the Lab & In the Field: American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Clinical Consensus Statement: Diagnosis and Treatment of Adult Acquired Infracalcaneal Heel Pain (Sports Med Res)

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Clinical Consensus Statement: Diagnosis and Treatment of Adult Acquired Infracalcaneal Heel Pain

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Clinical Consensus Statement: Diagnosis and Treatment of Adult Acquired Infracalcaneal Heel Pain.

Schneider HP, Baca J, Carpenter B, Dayton P, Fleischer AE, Sachs BD. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2017 Dec 25. pii: S1067-2516(17)30619-1. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2017.10.018. [Epub ahead of print]

The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons released a Clinical Consensus Statement on the diagnosis and treatment of adult acquired infracalcaneal heel pain. The document includes 12 main statements and another 4 that were deemed uncertain (neither appropriate nor inappropriate). In addition to the statements, the document covers the anatomy of the plantar fascia; histologic properties of the plantar fascia; definitions of fasciitis, fasciosis, and fasciopathy; epidemiology of plantar fasciitis, etiology of plantar fasciitis, and biomechanics of plantar fasciitis.



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