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Plantar Fasciitis: Orthobiologics

Filippo Rosati Tarulli, Cristian Aletto, Nicola Maffulli

Keywords : Biologics treatment, Bone marrow aspirate concentrate, Plantar heel pain

Citation Information : Tarulli FR, Aletto C, Maffulli N. Plantar Fasciitis: Orthobiologics. J Foot Ankle Surg Asia-Pacific 2021; 8 (1):24-27.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10040-1143

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 06-01-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Plantar fasciitis (PF) is characterized by plantar medial heel pain, usually present in the morning at the first few steps. Obese individuals, who stand for prolonged periods and who walk on hard surfaces, typically suffer from PF, the most common cause of plantar heel pain in adults. The diagnosis can be achieved through patient clinical history and clinical findings. Stretching exercises, activity modification, and use of several analgesics resolve symptoms in over 80% of patients, while biomechanical factors can be corrected by insoles or various kinds of orthotics or night splints. In the outnumbered group of patients who develop intractable PF, other available strategies are extracorporeal shock wave therapy and corticosteroid injections. Surgical management of PF consists of plantar fascia release, but efficacy is still debated. In recent years, biological treatments have been getting popularity in many orthopedic conditions.


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