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The comparison of the effect of corticosteroids and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for the treatment of plantar fasciitis.
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PMID:  22399039     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
INTRODUCTION: In this study, the results of local injection of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and corticosteroids in the treatment of plantar fasciitis were compared. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixty patients who were diagnosed as plantar fasciitis and treated conservatively for at least 3 months and had no response to conservative treatment modalities were involved in this study. The first 30 consecutive patients were treated by local injection of 2 mL of 40 mg Methylprednisolone with 2 mL of 2% prilocaine (metilprednizalone) and the second 30 patients were treated by injecting 3 mL PRP after 2 mL of 2% prilocaine injection. Patients were evaluated according to the modified criteria of the Roles and Maudsley scores and visual analog scale before injection and 3 weeks and 6 months following injection. RESULTS: The mean VAS heel pain scores measured 6 months after treatment were 3.4 in steroid group and 3.93 in PRP group, and the scores in both groups were significantly lower when compared with pretreatment levels (6.2 in steroid group and 7.33 in PRP group). There was no significant difference between steroid and PRP groups in visual analog scale scores and modified criteria of the Roles and Maudsley scores measured at 3 weeks and 6 months (P > 0.05). CONCLUSION: Our results revealed that both methods were effective and successful in treating plantar fasciitis. When the potential complication of corticosteroid treatment was taken into consideration, PRP injection seems to be safer and at least having same effectivity in the treatment of plantar fasciitis.
Ertuğrul Akşahin; Dağhan Doğruyol; Halil Yalçın Yüksel; Onur Hapa; Ozgür Doğan; Levent Celebi; Ali Biçimoğlu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of orthopaedic and trauma surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1434-3916     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
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Created Date:  2012-3-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9011043     Medline TA:  Arch Orthop Trauma Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital, Third Orthopaedics and Traumatology Clinic, 1. Cad 134/3 Bahçelievler, Cankaya, Ankara, 06500, Turkey,
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