Plantar soft-tissue augmentation using GRAFTJACKET® Matrix
The plantar fat pad, made up of mooring ligaments and columnar fat at the sub-metatarsal pads and/or heel pads, protects and cushions the underlying bone, tendons and neurovascular structures of the foot. With any number of traumatic events, including multiple surgical incisions, fractures, or chronic metatarsal plantar flexion, this plantar fat pad can become displaced or atrophied. This often results in a painful plantar weight bearing surface that can lead to callus or ulceration. Plantar soft-tissue augmentation using GRAFTJACKET® Matrix covers and protects the underlying soft tissues and bone.