AUTOLOGOUS BLOOD INJECTION AS AN OPTION OF TREATMENT IN PLANTER FASCITIES
*Dr. Mohd. Ahsan, Akther Rasool and Jawahar Khan
Objectives: The term plantar fasciitis implies an inflammatory condition by the suffix ‘-itis’. However, various lines of evidence indicate that this disorder is better classified as ‘fasciosis’ or ‘fasciopathy. Different modes of treatment are used in its management. This study was conducted to report the results of autologous blood injection (ABI) in the treatment of planter fascities. Materials and Methods: A prospective case study was performed to evaluate the results of ABI in the management of PF. Twenty three patients with planter fascities were injected with 2 ml of autologous blood. The patients were evaluated under regular follow was assessed. The effectiveness of the procedure was assessed by Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) and modified criteria of Roles and Maudsley score (RMS). If pain was not relieved entirely after 6 week offered. Results: Twenty-three patients with diagnosed PF were treated by ABI (12 males, 11 female) and were followed-up for an average period of 10 months (range 6-19). The mean age of the patients was 44 years. After first autologous blood injection the average pain score (VAS) decreased from 8.2 to 2.3 and modified criteria of Roles and Maudsley score decreased from 3.3 to 1.6. The patients who opted for second injection after they were not completely relieved were evaluated further. And both scores decreased thereafter earlier than what was achieved after first injection. Conclusions: Given the acceptable outcomes, autologous blood injection can be considered a good treatment option for PF when traditional treatment has failed.
Keywords: The term plantar fasciitis Maudsley failed.
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