Ultrasound Tutorial – Plantar Fascia Ultrasound

Plantar Fascia Ultrasound – Technique and Findings

Positioning

  • Prone

Ultrasound probe for the FHL

  • High frequency linear probe
    • Optimal field of view

Normal Appearance

  • Thins as goes distal
  • Proximally less than 4 mm
  • Fascicular architecture

Pathology

  • Fasciitis
    • Hypoechoic
    • Thickened (> 4mm)
    • Loss of fascicular architecture
  • Tear
    • Partial/full thickness
      • Fluid (anechoic) extends into the tear