Assessing The Role Of Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation For Plantar Fasciitis

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Adam Landsman, DPM, FACFAS, PhD

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   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 http://bit.ly/c9P8Wt .

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