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Platelet-rich Plasma Injection for Proximal Plantar Fasciitis

Scioli, Mark W. MD

Techniques in Foot & Ankle Surgery: March 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 1 - p 7–10
doi: 10.1097/BTF.0b013e31820b4b63
Special Focus: Bioadjuvant Healing in Foot and Ankle Surgery

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has generated a significant amount of interest from both the medical community and the mainstream media because of its potential to aid in the healing process. Concentration of growth factors has been shown in animal models to enhance the rate and quality of healing, particularly for tendinopathy. Despite the increase in the use of PRP over the past 10 years, there is much to be learned with respect to where, when, why, and how it can best be used. The technique of procuring PRP and its delivery for the treatment of proximal plantar fascia is presented.

Center for Orthopedic Surgery, Lubbock, TX

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Mark W. Scioli, MD, Center for Orthopedic Surgery, 4642 N. Loop 289, Suite 101, Lubbock, TX 79416. e-mail:

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.