Assessing The Role Of Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation For Plantar Fasciitis

Start Page: 74
Adam Landsman, DPM, FACFAS, PhD

1. Letcher FS, Goldring S. The effect of radiofrequency current and heat on peripheral nerve action potential in the cat. J Neurosurg. 1968; 29(1):42-47.
2. Smith HP, McWhorter JM, Challa VR. Radiofrequency neurolysis in a clinical model, neuropathological correlation. J Neurosurg. 1981; 55(2):246-253.
3. Leather RA, Leitch JW, Klein GJ, Guiraudon GM, Yee R, Kim YH. Radiofrequency catheter ablation of accessory pathways: a learning experience. Am J Cardiol. 1991; 68(17):1651-5.
4. Lemont H, Ammirati KM, Usen N. Plantar fasciitis: a degenerative process (fasciosis) without inflammation. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2003; 93(3):234-7.
5. Landsman A. Radiofrequency nerve ablation for the treatment of heel pain. Tech Foot Ankle Surg. 2011; 10(2):76-81.
6. Liden B, Simmons M, Landsman A. A Retrospective analysis of 22 patients treated with percutaneous radiofrequency nerve ablation for prolonged moderate to severe heel pain associated with plantar fasciitis. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2009; 48(6):642–647.
7. Sollitto RJ, Plotkin EL, Klein PG, Mullin P. Early clinical results of the use of radiofrequency lesioning in the treatment of plantar fasciitis. J Foot Ankle Surg. 1997; 36(3):215-9.
8. Cozzarelli J, Sollitto RJ, Thapar J, Caponigro J. A 12-year long-term retrospective analysis of the use of radiofrequency nerve ablation for the treatment of neurogenic heel pain. Foot Ankle Spec. 2010; 3(6):338-46.
9. Brinks A, Koes BW, Volkers AC, Verhaar JA, Bierma-Zeinstra SM. Adverse effects of extra-articular corticosteroid injections: a systematic review. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2010; 11:206.
10. Tweed JL, Barnes MR, Allen MJ, Campbell JA. Biomechanical consequences of total plantar fasciotomy: a review of the literature. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2009; 99(5):422-30.
11. Rompe JD, Furia J, Weil L, Maffulli N. Shock wave therapy for chronic plantar fasciopathy. Br Med Bull. 2007; 81- 82:183–208.

   For further reading, see “Study Assesses Long-Term Results Of Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation” in the November 2010 issue of Podiatry Today, “Top Innovations In Podiatric Care” in the August 2009 issue, or the blog “Overcoming Podiatric Dogma On Neuromas And Peripheral Nerve Surgery” at .

image description image description

Post new comment

  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

Enter the characters shown in the image.