International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

The efficacy of platelet rich plasma therapy versus corticosteroid injection in the treatment of plantar fasciitis in adults: A randomised controlled trial

2024, Volume 10 Issue 2

The efficacy of platelet rich plasma therapy versus corticosteroid injection in the treatment of plantar fasciitis in adults: A randomised controlled trial

Author(s): Dr. Vikram Singh Hada, Ashok Kumar Tiwari, Tarun Audichya and Dr. Aaditya Patni
Abstract: 
Background: Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. Prospective interventional study was done to compare the efficacy of PRP and corticosteroid injection for its treatment.
Methods: This study was conducted from August 2020 to July 2022. 50 patients were chosen with chronic Plantar Fasciitis which were divided in two groups, Group A (N=25) received PRP and Group B (N=25) received corticosteroid injections. They were evaluated at 1st, 2nd, 4th and 6th month after injection for pain relief and functional status on the basis of visual analogue scale (VAS), Roles-Maudsley subjective pain score (RMSPS) and Ankle-Hind Foot Scale (AHFS).
Results: While calculating baseline and mean VAS scores of the PRP group, the difference was maximum at 6th month (2.52) and in the steroid group, at the end of 2nd month (4.2). The difference between the baseline and mean RMPS scores in the PRP group was maximum at 6th month (1.56) and, in the steroid group, at the end of 2nd month (2.44). The baseline and mean AHFS scores in the PRP group, the difference was maximum at 6th month (83.68) and in the steroid group, at the end of 2nd month (66).
Conclusion: Significant differences were observed in both the groups at 1st & 6th month follow ups. The CCS group showed improvement at 1st & 2nd months which declined with time, while PRP showed initially slow improvement but the beneficial effect is safe, sustained and significant reduction at the end of 6th month.

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International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences
How to cite this article:
Dr. Vikram Singh Hada, Ashok Kumar Tiwari, Tarun Audichya, Dr. Aaditya Patni. The efficacy of platelet rich plasma therapy versus corticosteroid injection in the treatment of plantar fasciitis in adults: A randomised controlled trial. Int J Orthop Sci 2024;10(2):109-116. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2024.v10.i2b.3539
 
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