PRP May Be a Useful Option for Chronic Plantar Fasciitis

Early clinical study shows improved outcomes compared to cortisone

Peter Pollack

I wanted to see how effective a new technique—platelet-rich plasma (PRP)—would be with patients who have chronic plantar fasciitis. These patients had symptoms for a long time and traditional treatment modalities weren’t working for them,” explained Raymond Rocco Monto, MD, who presented his paper, “PRP Is More Effective than Cortisone for Chronic Severe Plantar Fasciitis” during the 2012 AAOS Annual Meeting. “To examine the worst-case scenarios, I specifically wanted patients whose symptoms weren’t responding to conservative treatment.”

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