Comparison of ultrasound-, palpation-, and scintigraphy-guided steroid injections in the treatment of plantar fasciitis

@article{Yucel2008ComparisonOU,
  title={Comparison of ultrasound-, palpation-, and scintigraphy-guided steroid injections in the treatment of plantar fasciitis},
  author={Istemi Yucel and Burhan Yazici and Erdem Değirmenci and Beşir Erdoğmuş and Semih Dogan},
  journal={Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={129},
  pages={695-701}
}
The aim of the study was to compare the efficacies of steroid injections guided by scintigraphy, ultrasonography, and palpation in plantar fasciitis. A total of 35 heels of 27 patients were randomly assigned to three steroid injection groups: palpation-guided (pg), ultrasound-guided (ug), and scintigraphy-guided (sg). Patients were evaluated for pain intensity before the injections and at the last follow-up of 25.3 months with a 100-mm visual analog scale (VAS). There were significant… CONTINUE READING

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