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ACE Report #6319
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Platelet rich plasma superior to corticosteroid injections for plantar fasciitis treatment

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Platelet-rich plasma efficacy versus corticosteroid injection treatment for chronic severe plantar fasciitis

Foot Ankle Int. 2014 Apr;35(4):313-8

Contributing Authors: RR Monto

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Dr. Raymond Monto discusses platelet-rich plasma efficacy versus corticosteroid injection in the treatment of chronic severe plantar fasciitis.


40 patients with chronic unilateral plantar fasciitis, who had failed extensive, traditional, nonoperative management, were randomly assigned into 1 of 2 treatment groups to determine if platelet rich plasma injections effectively treated chronic unilateral plantar fasciitis. Patients either received a single ultrasound guided injection of autologous platelet-rich plasma or a 40 mg injection of De...

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