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ACE Report #6123
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Autologous PRP & dextrose prolotherapy equally effective in recalcitrant plantar fasciitis


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

Autologous platelet-rich plasma versus dextrose prolotherapy for the treatment of chronic recalcitrant plantar fasciitis

PM R. 2014 Feb;6(2):152-8. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2013.07.003.

Contributing Authors: E Kim JH Lee

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Synopsis

21 patients diagnosed with chronic recalcitrant plantar fasciitis were randomized to receive either dextrose prolotherapy (DP) or autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection therapy. The purpose was to evaluate the efficacies of these treatments and additionally, to assess whether one is more effective. Results at 28 weeks indicated that both treatments significantly improved total Foot Functi...

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