THE EFFICACY OF AUTOLOGOUS PLATELET RICH PLASMA INJECTION IN CHRONIC PLANTAR FASCITIS, A PROSPECTIVE STUDY
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 7, Pages 34-42
Plantar fascitis is one of the most common tendinopathy and cause of heel pain. It may get resolved with time and conservative treatment like stretching exercises and oral medications. Recent advance in treatment of chronic plantar fascitis is the use of local PRP injections. It has advantages like being autologous and rich in growth factors. The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of local PRP injection in chronic plantar fascitis.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
This study was conducted from September 2020 to March 2022 in Narayana Medical College and Hospital, Nellore. 30 patients who came to op were selected based on inclusion and exclusion criteria. 3ml of autologous PRP was extracted and injected into heel area. Patients were followed up at 0,1,3,6 months intervals and at each follow up pain was evaluated using Numerical pain score.
Patients are followed up at 0,1,3,6 months. At each follow up patients Numerical pain score was calculated and mean was obtained for all patients. The mean pain was 8.5 pre-injection. The mean Numerical pain score at 0,1,3,6 month was 8.5, 4.25, 0.89, 0.33 respectively.
Intralesional autologous platelet rich plasma injections were safe and effective in treatment of chronic plantar fasciitis with maximum effect observed after 3rd month and sustaining till 6th month
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