Plantar fascia rupture: diagnosis and treatment.

Rolf C, Guntner P, Ericsater J, Turan I. J Foot Ankle Surg 1997 Mar-Apr;36(2):112-4.

Two patients with spontaneous medial plantar fascia rupture due to a definite injury with no prior symptoms, were referred to our institution. Clinically, there was a tender lump in the sole, and magnetic resonance imaging confirmed the diagnosis. Nonoperative treatment was sufficient in curing the acute total rupture. Endoscopic release was used on the partially ruptured plantar fascia, but it is probably more optimal in the acute phase. The literature provides no comparative data on operative or nonoperative treatment efficacy for this rare condition.