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International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

2016, Volume 2 Issue 3

A randomized controlled trail to evaluate the efficacy of autologous blood injection versus local corticosteroid injection in treatment of plantar fasciitis

Author(s): Dr. Vijaykumar Angadi, Dr. Ravikumar Nagnur, Dr. Patil AB and Dr. Palled GS
Abstract: Introduction: Plantar fasciitis is often associated with a heel spur (exostosis); however, many asymptomatic individuals have bony heel spurs, whereas many patients with plantar fasciitis do not have a spur
Methodology: The present study was conducted at District Hospital Gadag attached to Gadag Institute of Medical Sciences Gadag during the period of April 2015 to May2016. A total sample size of 60 cases divided into two groups.
Results: The mean VAS score at the beginning were comparable in both the groups (7.55 ± 1.40 vs 7.70 ± 1.14; p=0.810). At first week these scores reduced significantly in group B (4.27 ± 1.76) compared to group A (6.92 ± 2.04; p<0.001). Further, at fourth week the mean VAS scores in group A significantly reduced to 3.18 ± 2.38 and at 12 weeks and six months to 0.3 ± 1.37 (p<0.001)
Conclusion: Autologous blood provides intermediate and long term results in term of pain relief in compared to corticosteroid injection which gives short term relief.
Pages: 81-84  |  734 Views  13 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Vijaykumar Angadi, Dr. Ravikumar Nagnur, Dr. Patil AB and Dr. Palled GS. A randomized controlled trail to evaluate the efficacy of autologous blood injection versus local corticosteroid injection in treatment of plantar fasciitis. 2016; 2(3): 81-84.