International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Comparative Studies | Orthopaedic Surgery | India | Volume 13 Issue 2, February 2024 | Rating: 4.7 / 10

Comparison of Platelet Rich Plasma and Steroid Injection in the Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis

Dr. Sayan Chakrabarty

Abstract: This prospective clinical study evaluates the efficacy of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) versus steroid injections in the treatment of plantar fasciitis in 50 patients who had not responded to conservative management over a minimum of three months. Conducted at the Department of Orthopaedics, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital, Bhagalpur, the study divided participants into PRP and steroid groups, assessing outcomes using the American Foot and Ankle Score (AFAS) and the Visual Analog Scale (VAS) over a 6-month period. Results indicated statistically significant improvements in both AFAS and VAS scores in the PRP group compared to the steroid group, suggesting that PRP injections offer a superior method for pain relief and functional outcome in plantar fasciitis treatment. The study highlights the degenerative and inflammatory pathology of plantar fasciitis and underscores the potential of PRP in promoting tissue repair through growth factor stimulation, without the risks associated with steroids, such as plantar fascia tear and osteomyelitis.

Keywords: Plantar Fasciitis, Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP), Steroid Injections, Pain Management, Tissue Repair

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 2, February 2024,

Pages: 671 - 673

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