Infectious plantar fasciitis (iatrogenic)

Case contributed by Dr Sajoscha Sorrentino


Patient presented with severe swelling and pain after plantar injection of cortisol (meant to be a pain therapy...).

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Male

Extensive fluid accumulation around the plantar facia. Surgical decompression was performed and revealed pure pus, requiring days and days of drainage (foot was cut open on both sides...)

Case Discussion

The findings of MR images are compatible with plantar fasciitis.

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Case information

rID: 16693
Published: 10th Feb 2012
Last edited: 8th Oct 2015
Tag: foot
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