Management of Plantar Fasciitis using Platelet Rich Plasma vs Corticosteroids: A Comparative StudyJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 11)
Publication Date: 2021-11-05
Authors : M Moeiz Dijoo; Ibreez Rakshan; Faheem Shafi;
Page : 675-678
Keywords : platelet rich plasma (PRP); plantar fasciitis; corticosteroids;
The aim of this study was to compare the effects of PRP injection over Corticosteroid injection in chronic plantar fasciitis. This study being a prospective randomized controlled study included 86 patients with plantar fasciitis. Of these 37 were males and 49 females with age ranging from 18 - 60 years.42 patients received PRP injection and 44 patients received corticosteroid injections. Improvement in both corticosteroid and PRP groups in terms of AOFAS and VAS scores was observed at 6 weeks and 6 months from the baseline. However, PRP group showed better improvement in scores at 6 months compared to corticosteroid group. This study concluded that PRP is well tolerated and better efficacious that steroids in the management of plantar fasciitis.
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