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ACE Report #5913
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

Autologous conditioned plasma & ESWT may be beneficial in patients with plantar fasciitis

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

Comparison of Autologous Conditioned Plasma Injection, Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy, and Conventional Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis: A Randomized Trial

PM R. 2013 Dec;5(12):1035-43. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2013.08.590. Epub 2013 Aug 22

Contributing Authors: KT Chew D Leong CY Lin KK Lim B Tan

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54 patients diagnosed with plantar fasciitis were randomized to undergo one of three treatment options: an autologous conditioned plasma (ACP) injection, extra-corporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT), or conventional treatment (i.e. stretching exercises). The purpose of this study was to compare pain, function and thickness of the plantar fascia between these treatments. Results from this study indica...

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