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ACE Report #733
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Plantar fasciitis patients benefit from both autologous blood and corticosteroid injection


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Intralesional Autologous Blood Injection Compared to Corticosteroid Injection for Treatment of Chronic Plantar Fasciitis. A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Trial

Foot Ankle Int. 2007 Sep;28(9):984-90

Contributing Authors: TG Lee TS Ahmad

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Synopsis

64 adult patients with plantar fasciitis (for atleast 6 weeks) were randomized to either receive an autologous blood injection or a corticosteroid injection. The results indicate that both groups demonstrated a reduction in pain and tenderness over the 6 month period, though patients who received the corticosteroid injection showed a quicker and greater improvement than the autologous blood group....

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