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ACE Report #10924
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

Comparing gastrocnemius recession plus stretching vs. stretching alone for chronic plantar heel pain

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Proximal Medial Gastrocnemius Recession and Stretching Versus Stretching as Treatment of Chronic Plantar Heel Pain.

Foot Ankle Int. 2018 Dec;39(12):1423-1431.

Contributing Authors: M Molund EE Husebye J Hellesnes F Nilsen K Hvaal

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40 patients with plantar heel pain and previously failed response to conservative treatment were randomized to a proximal medial gastrocnemius recession procedure followed by stretching exercise or to stretching exercise only. The primary outcome of interest was the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) ankle hindfoot score at 12 months. Secondary outcomes included the AOFAS score at ...

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