Plantar Fibromatosis: Pathophysiology, Surgical and Nonsurgical Therapies: An Evidence-Based Review.
Foot Ankle Spec 2018 Jan 1:1938640017751184. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
Division of Podiatric Surgery, Center for Wound Healing, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC (PC).
Plantar fibromatosis (morbus Ledderhose), an extra-abdominal desmoid tumor of the plantar foot, is a rare benign hyperproliferative disorder of the plantar fascia with an unknown etiology. The main clinical characteristics include slow growing nodules on the medial and central bands of the plantar fascia, which may become painful and negatively affect ambulation. Most established conservative therapies today target symptomatic relief. Read More