International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences
2018, Volume 4 Issue 1
A study of outcome of autolougous platelet rich plasma injection in patients with chronic plantar fasciitis
Author(s): Dr. S Gopinath, Dr. NS Gudi and Dr. S Das
Abstract: Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common musculoskeletal problems in the orthopaedic practice. Any heel pain due to plantar fasciitis persisting will often distress the patient, so right intervention at the right time is needed. Need of the study is to evaluate the response rate and outcome of autologous platelet rich plasma injections in patients with chronic plantar fasciitis. In studies elsewhere autologous platelet rich plasma injections reduced heel pain. 100 painful heels were screened and evaluated in this study, with base line characteristics of sex 36 were females, 26 were males. Among this 38 received bilateral PRP injections and 24 received unilateral PRP injections. The mean VAS value before injection was 7.48± 0.948 and after 3 months post injection it was 4.97±1.35.And hence significant improvement was noted. In our study a significant number of patients showed improvement in symptoms. There were no complications. Symptomatic and persistant relief enabled the patients to perform their daily activities and return to work. PRP injection may prove to be a superior alternative to the existing treatments for chronic heel pain.
How to cite this article:
Dr. S Gopinath, Dr. NS Gudi, Dr. S Das. A study of outcome of autolougous platelet rich plasma injection in patients with chronic plantar fasciitis. Int J Orthop Sci 2018;4(1):940-943. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2018.v4.i1n.135