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PRP vs. Steroid Injection for Plantar Fasciitis

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November 2021

PRP vs. Steroid Injection for Plantar Fasciitis

Vol: 137| Issue: 1| Number:2| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Platelet-rich plasma has better mid-term clinical results than traditional steroid injection for plantar fasciitis: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2021 Oct;107(6): 103007.

Contributing Authors:
X Fei L Lang H Lingjiao C Wei X Zhou

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Synopsis

653 patients with plantar fasciitis from 12 randomized controlled trials were included in this meta-analysis comparing platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections and steroid injections. The pooled outcomes of interest included pain on a Visual Analog Scale (VAS) and the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) score. Results revealed significantly better pain relief in the PRP group at 6-18 ...

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