This is something that I am hoping to do whenever I new paper comes out, I will try to find some on Ledderhose but I think that it might be more fruitful if I also take into account the related diseases or anything else that I think is relevant.
Incidence and treatment of recurrent plantar fibromatosis by surgery and postoperative radiotherapy.
Am J Surg. 2004 Jan;187(1):33-8 Authors: de Bree E, Zoetmulder FA, Keus RB, Peterse HL, van Coevorden F.
I am not sure if it is freely accessible to all but I was able to access it no problems but then I work in a lab so maybe this had something to do with that.
So this paper is about the Incidence and treatment of recurrent plantar fibromatosis by surgery and postoperative radiotherapy. As with most things like this they start out with an introductions with many key points which I am sure a lot of you will know.
- PF and related diseases have unknown cause though it may be triggered by trauma and there have been suggestions that some genetics is to blame as well.
- The disease is slowly progressive and generally responds, at least initially to treatments other than surgery. This treatments are like those I have received such as orthotics and steroid injections.
- Surgery is only considered for those that are highly symptomatic and has a very high reccurrence and can result in many problems.
- In this article they are looking at patients from Holland and are looking at surgery and radiation as an aid for surgery.
|Graph 1: The total incidence in their records in men and women.|
|Graph 2: The incidence in men, women and total separated by age of onset.|