EFFECTS OF PLATELETS RICH PLASMA INJECTION ON PAIN RELIEF IN TREATMENT OF PLANTAR FASCIITIS IN TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL
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Objectives: To study the effects of PRP injection on pain relief of Plantar Fasciitis
Methods: This descriptive case-series study was conducted in the Orthopedic and Trauma department, Ghurki Trust Teaching Hospital Lahore, from 14th April 2018 to 13th October 2018. All patients of both gender with plantar fasciitis and aged between 30-60 years were included in the study. patients with history of local steroid injection, previous surgery of foot, fracture to calcaneus and diseases of lower limb like diabetic neuropathy and ankle-joint disorders were excluded. 3 mL of platelet concentrate was injected using a 22-g needle into the plantar fasciitis using a peppering technique after anaesthetizing the area with lignocaine. Numerical rating scale (NRS) was used for pain grading pre-procedure and two weeks after.
Results: Out of 161 patients, 104 (64%) patients were male whereas 57 (35.40%) were female. Mean and Standard Deviation (SD) for Age was 52 Years + 7.89 whereas Mean and SD for Duration of Pain was 3 Weeks + 0.57.
Platelet rich plasma effects on pain was satisfactory i.e., below 4 on NRS scale in 144 (89.44%) patients whereas in 17 (10.55%) patients it was not.
Conclusion: we concluded that PRP therapy has good effects on pain relief in patients with PF.