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Scintigraphic localisation of steroid injection site in plantar fasciitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7475824     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. We evaluated scintigraphic localisation of the inflammatory focus in 15 patients with this condition. Technetium-labelled bone scans precisely localised abnormal discrete areas of tracer uptake in 12 (80%) of patients in the medial and posterior aspect below the inferior surface of the calcaneum. Steroid injection at the inflammatory site abolished local tenderness and reduced pain in all 12. Our findings support an injection approach through the medial heel border posterior to the point of heel tenderness. Technetium scintigraphy may be a useful investigation to localise the steroid injection site in resistant cases of plantar fasciitis.
B Dasgupta; J Bowles
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lancet     Volume:  346     ISSN:  0140-6736     ISO Abbreviation:  Lancet     Publication Date:  1995 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-12-15     Completed Date:  1995-12-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985213R     Medline TA:  Lancet     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1400-1     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Southend Health Care Trust, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Fasciitis / drug therapy,  radionuclide imaging*
Foot Diseases / drug therapy,  radionuclide imaging*
Heel / radionuclide imaging
Steroids / administration & dosage*
Technetium Tc 99m Medronate / diagnostic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Steroids; 63347-66-0/Technetium Tc 99m Medronate

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