Dorsal Plantar Plate Repair – VisaMedicure (Foot Clinic) – Dr.T.V.Raja

The basis for plantar plate tear surgery involves directly repairing the tear by sewing the ligament (plantar plate) back together in the proper position. This is medically called ‘Primary Repair’ of the plantar plate. Simple tears are straightforward. A complex tear where the plantar plate is shredded of requires special plastic surgery techniques to get the ligament ends together. Severe tears where the plantar plate is pulled off the bone involves using a special bone anchor secure the ligament to the bone.