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Objective: The aim of this review is to compare the therapeutic effects of corticosteroids injections and platelet rich plasma therapy in the treatment for chronic plantar fasciitis that is refractory to conventional treatment options, using the Foot Function Index (FFI) score as an indicator of improvement
Design: Meta Analysis
Methods: A search of PubMed and CINAHL was performed in 2021 using the terms “‘plantar fasciitis’, and ‘prp or platelet rich plasma’ and ‘corticosteroids’ and ‘foot function index.’” Three articles were chosen to be included in qualitative synthesis.
Results: Studies from Peerbooms et al, Ugurlar et al, and Tabrizi et al were analyzed.
Conclusion: Corticosteroids are better than PRP in the short term, PRP is better up until 12 months. Neither treatment is efficacious after the 12 month period.
Lepecha A., Rankins G. Plantar Fasciitis: Steroids or PRP? Published online December 14, 2021.
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