Global Advanced Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (GARJMMS) ISSN: 2315-5159
July 2018, Vol. 7(6), pp. 118-124
Copyright © 2018 Global Advanced Research Journals


Systematic Review

The use of Platelet Rich Plasma in the Management of Plantar Fasciitis: A Systematic Review

Rodrigo Turra Perrone1*, Douglas de Souza Ferreira2, Allan Stefano Vailant Garcia3,  Kariny Rodrigues Tófoli4, Fabrício Nascimento Almeida4, Nelson Elias5, Charbel Jacob Junior5, João Guilherme Tavares Marchiori5

1Santa Casa de Misericórdia Hospital of Vitória, Vitória, Espirito Santo, Brazil.
2Jayme Santos Neves State Hospital, Serra, Espirito Santo, Brazil.
3Vila Velha Hospital, Vila Velha, Espirito Santo, Brazil.
4Faculdade Brasileira, Vitória, Espirito Santo, Brazil.
5Santa Casa de Misericórdia, Vitória, Espirito Santo, Brazil.

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Accepted 02 August, 2018


Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain, highly prevalent in orthopedic practices. The present study aims to investigate current evidence on Platelet-Rich Plasma on plantar fasciitis treatment, comparing biologic intervention with other minimally invasive options. Despite a lack of standardization regarding process, delivery methods and specific indications of treatment, short and long term benefits have been demonstrated.To realize such investigation, this article has basis in researching some scientific publications that discuss the effectiveness of platelet-rich plasma therapy. And its short, medium and long-term results when compared with other minimally invasive treatments modalities. As an important outcome, there was a significant clinical improvement, effective and lasting for patients between 6 and 12 months after implementing platelet-rich therapy. Although, like mentioned above, a lack of standardization regarding obtention, processing, and delivery of such therapy is yet an issue.

Keywords: Plantar fasciitis, heel pain, platelet-rich plasma



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