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Plantar fascia calcification a sequelae of corticosteroid injection in the treatment of recalcitrant plantar fasciitis
  1. Thomas Peter Fox,
  2. Govind Oliver,
  3. Caesar Wek,
  4. Thomas Hester
  1. Department of Orthopaedics, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Thomas Peter Fox, t.fox1{at}


We report the case of a 72-year-old woman suffering with severe plantar fasciitis who received a therapeutic corticosteroid injection. Two-and-a-half years after the injection she developed a small calcified lump under the skin which subsequently caused ulceration and infection. She went on to develop a diabetic foot infection requiring an extended course of intravenous antibiotics.

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