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Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery (Asia Pacific)


Introduction: Heel pain is a very common problem. The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis, and this often refractory to conservative treatment leads to disability. Plateletrich plasma (PRP) derived from autologous blood containing high concentration of growth factors helps in tissue healing, so it is postulated to promote native tissue regeneration. The purpose of this work was to study the effectiveness of PRP in the treatment of chronic plantar fasciitis.

Materials and methods: The study was conducted in Orthopedic Department in collaboration with Radiodiagnosis Department at People’s College of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. In this study, there were 44 patients, with 48 feet affected by plantar fasciitis.

Results: All patients were evaluated preinjection and postinjection by visual analog score. There was significant improvement after injection and no adverse reaction was seen.

Conclusion: Platelet-rich plasma is considered as a safe therapeutic option. It also effectively decreases heel pain in chronic plantar fasciitis.

Keywords: Plantar-fasciitis, Platelet-rich plasma, Ultrasonography.

How to cite this article: Gaur TNS, Rao H, Rai GS. Ultrasonography-guided Platelet-rich Plasma Injection in Chronic Plantar Fasciitis. J Foot Ankle Surg (Asia-Pacific) 2017;4(1):1-4.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

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