What is Topaz?
TOPAZ is a minimally invasive procedure using coblation technology used for heel pain in cases of heel spurs or plantar fasciitis. It is an alternative to the standard approach surgery. During open surgery, the plantar fascia is cut and heel spurs are filed down. This results in pain and long recovery times.
The risks of open surgery are eliminated and patients are able to walk on their feet immediately. Many experience no pain at all. The TOPAZ technique has been associated with quick return to daily activities allowing for significant improvement in patient outcomes. The procedure is typically administered in combination with local and/or light sedative anesthesia.
How does Topaz work?
This consists of making holes in the fascia in order to stimulate healing. It works in a similar but non-invasive way. During the procedure, approximately 15-20 small punctures are made in the bottom of the heel. A special radiofrequency wand is then inserted into each puncture to make a small hole in the plantar fascia. A dressing is then applied to the foot temporarily. The procedure, as said before, only requires small holes compared to a larger open incision with other surgeries related to TOPAZ. This lends to quicker healing and less pain and scar tissue, and also a faster recovery.
Is Topaz covered by insurance?
Most insurance companies will cover Topaz.
No one should be living with heel pain. Ask if Topaz is right for you, make an appointment by calling (503) 292-9252.