International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Comparative Studies | Orthopedic | India | Volume 10 Issue 11, November 2021

Management of Plantar Fasciitis using Platelet Rich Plasma vs Corticosteroids: A Comparative Study

M Moeiz Dijoo [2] | Ibreez Rakshan [2] | Faheem Shafi

Abstract: 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.

Keywords: platelet rich plasma (PRP), plantar fasciitis, corticosteroids

Edition: Volume 10 Issue 11, November 2021,

Pages: 675 - 678

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