Ultrasound-Guided Minimally Invasive Surgical Resection of Retrocalcaneal Bursitis: A Preliminary Comparison With Traditional Open Surgery

Publication date: Available online 23 July 2019Source: The Journal of Foot and Ankle SurgeryAuthor(s): Chung-Li Wang, Pei-Yu Chen, Kai-Chiang Yang, Hsing-Cheng Wu, Chen-Chie WangABSTRACTPosterior heel pain is a common complaint that is often caused by overuse injuries. In such cases, the retrocalcaneal bursa is compressed and chafed repeatedly, leading to local inflammation. Sonography is a popular imaging tool used to study the pathology of soft tissues, and it can be used to assist in diagnosing bursitis because of its accuracy. Herein, we report an innovative method to treat retrocalcaneal bursitis under ultrasound guidance. Ten patients with posterior heel pain for>6 months who failed conservative treatment received this ultrasound-guided minimally invasive surgery. An endoscopic puncher and burr were inserted under ultrasound guidance via a stabbing wound, and the swollen retrocalcaneal bursa and bony prominence were resected. The patients were able to ambulate and undergo a rehabilitation program 2 weeks postoperatively. In the patients who underwent this ultrasound-guided minimally invasive surgery, both the average surgical time and average hospital stay were shorter than in those (n = 12) who underwent open surgery. In outcome rating assessment, the American Orthopaedic Foot &Ankle Society (AOFAS) pain score and total AOFAS ankle-hindfoot score were improved in the ultrasound-guided minimally invasive surgery group compared to the open surgery group at 2 m...
Source: The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

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