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Cryotherapy and Other Therapeutical Options for Plantar Fibromatosis

Abstract

This chapter reviews plantar fibromatosis. It defines the condition and shows its origins and genetics. It reviews the histology and possible differential diagnoses. The symptoms are reviewed and causes explained. The medical treatments and surgical interventions are discussed. The history and physiology of cryotherapy is reviewed. It will show why cryosurgery provides an excellent alternative to traditional surgical or conservative treatments. Research has shown about an 80% success rate. Patients have been very receptive to having this procedure done in comparison to traditional surgical intervention.

Keywords

  • Ledderhose disease
  • Cryotherapy
  • Cryosurgery
  • Foot
  • Plantar fibromatosis
  • Plantar aponeurosis
  • Plantar fascia
  • Morbus Ledderhose

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Spilken, T.L. (2012). Cryotherapy and Other Therapeutical Options for Plantar Fibromatosis. In: Eaton, C., Seegenschmiedt, M., Bayat, A., Gabbiani, G., Werker, P., Wach, W. (eds) Dupuytren’s Disease and Related Hyperproliferative Disorders. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-22697-7_49

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