Ledderhose disease is a type of plantar fibromatosis characterized by the growth of hard and round or flattened nodules (lumps) on the soles of the feet. La enfermedad de Ledderhose es una hiperproliferación benigna de fibroblastos y colágeno a nivel de la aponeurosis plantar. Patología de baja incidencia y. Fibromatosis plantar o enfermedad de Ledderhose, como causa de dolor plantar. Authors: JdD. Beas-Jiménez, R.A. Centeno-Prada, C. García-Antúnez, M.D.

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Plantar fibromatosisor Ledderhose diseaserefers to a benign fibroblastic proliferation of the plantar fascia. It is classified as a type of musculoskeletal fibromatosis.

Plantar fibromatosis can be seen in both children and adults, although there is a recognised male predilection M: Nodules or masses of plantar fibromatosis are typically located in the middle to the medial aspect of the plantar arch and may ledderose to involve the skin or deep structures of the foot. Lesions may be symptomatic because of a mass effect or invasion of adjacent muscles or neurovascular structures.


In contrast to Dupuytren disease, flexion deformities usually do not occur 9. Again typically seen as a relatively well-defined region of multinodular thickening about the inferior margin of the plantar fascia.

Initially orthotics and local steroid injection are the treatment of choice. Radiotherapy is the most efficient with the lerderhose recurrence rate Local excision with a wide margin is the definitive treatment for painful or disabling lesions, but recurrences are common Plantar fibromatosis is sometimes referred to as Ledderhose enfermedae after Georg LedderhoseGerman surgeon, who first described it in 7, You can also scroll through stacks with your mouse wheel or the keyboard arrow keys.

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