This is just my personal opinion, not a statement of fact. I do not personally choose to do my heel spur surgeries in this manner. I use a guided incision with fluoroscopy. I also will remove the spur in addition to cutting the plantar fascia. With the EPF, the spur is not removed.
There are people who benefit from many of the different types of heel spur surgery. Your doctor's level of comfort in doing the procedure is what is important.
This is just my opinion.
Vivian Abrams DPM
Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on August 02, 2002 at 13:11:13: