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ACE Report #11221
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

Better longer-term results with PRP versus CS and placebo injection for plantar fasciitis


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Platelet-Rich Plasma Has Better Long-Term Results Than Corticosteroids or Placebo for Chronic Plantar Fasciitis: Randomized Control Trial

J Foot Ankle Surg. 2019 Jan;58(1):42-46. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2018.07.006

Contributing Authors: SH Shetty A Dhond M Arora S Deore

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Synopsis

90 patients with plantar fasciitis were randomized to one of three injection options: platelet rich plasma, corticosteroid (methylprednisolone), or placebo. Patients were assessed for outcome related to pain on a visual analog scale and function on the Roles and Maudsley score from 1 week to 18 months post-injection. At 1 week, corticosteroid injection demonstrated favourable pain and function sco...

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