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Platelet Rich Plasma to Treat Plantar Fasciitis

This study has been completed.
Elisabeth-TweeSteden Ziekenhuis
Diaconessenhuis Leiden Netherlands
Biomet Nederland BV
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Zimmer Biomet Identifier:
First received: September 22, 2008
Last updated: March 13, 2017
Last verified: June 2016

Rationale: The standard treatment of chronic plantar fasciitis is corticosteroid injections. Corticosteroid injection give temporarily pain reduction, but no healing. Blood platelets initiate the natural healing rate. GPS ® gives an eightfold concentrate platelets of patients own blood. Injection of these platelets in the tendon might induce a healing rate.

Objective: To compare the efficacy of autologous platelet concentrate injections with corticosteroid injection in patients suffering from plantar fasciitis with respect to pain and function.

Condition Intervention Phase
Plantar Fasciitis
Device: L-PRP Injection
Drug: Corticosteroid Injection
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Use of PRP to Treat Plantar Fasciitis, Blinded and Randomized as a Multi Center Study

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Further study details as provided by Zimmer Biomet:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Percentage of successfully treated patients [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Pain reduction [ Time Frame: 0-12 months ]
  • Function [ Time Frame: 0-12 months ]
  • Patient satisfaction [ Time Frame: 0-12 months ]
  • Complications and reinventions [ Time Frame: 0-12 months ]

Enrollment: 115
Study Start Date: September 2009
Study Completion Date: January 2016
Primary Completion Date: January 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: L-PRP Injection
L-PRP produced with Biomet Recover L-PRP Platelet Separation Kit
Device: L-PRP Injection
L-PRP produced with Biomet Recover L-PRP Platelet Separation Kit
Active Comparator: Steroid Injection
Corticosteroid injections
Drug: Corticosteroid Injection
kenacort 40 mg/ml triamcinolon acetonide
Other Name: Corticosteroid

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • No bias to sex
  • > 18 years
  • Chronic plantar fasciitis or proximal recalcitrant plantar heel pain (6-12 months duration)
  • Failed conservative treatment
  • Able to understand the informed consent
  • VAS pain in morning by first steps higher as 5 (0-10 scale)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Received local steroid injections within 6 weeks, physical/occupational therapies within 4 weeks, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory within 1 week prior to randomization
  • Inability to fulfil follow-up criteria
  • Significant cardiovascular, renal or hepatic disease
  • Pregnant
  • (Local) malignancy
  • History of amenia (hemoglobin < 5.0 )
  • Previous surgery for plantar fasciitis
  • Active bilateral plantar fasciitis
  • Diagnosis of vascular insufficiency or neuropathy related to heel pain
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Diabetics
  • No other painful or function limited disorders of the foot and ankle
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00758641

Haga ziekenhuis
DenHaag, Netherlands
Albert Schweitzer Ziekenhuis
Dordrecht, Netherlands, 3318
Leiden, Netherlands
Academisch Ziekenhuis Maastricht
Maastricht, Netherlands, 6229
St Elisabeth Hospital
Tilburg, Netherlands
Sponsors and Collaborators
Zimmer Biomet
Elisabeth-TweeSteden Ziekenhuis
Diaconessenhuis Leiden Netherlands
Biomet Nederland BV
Principal Investigator: T Gosens, MD, PhD St Elisabeth Hospital
Principal Investigator: H.M. Schuller, PhD, MD Diaconessehuis Leiden
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Zimmer Biomet Identifier: NCT00758641     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BiometNL_16400076
Eudradact 2008-001257-18
CCMO 22305.008.08 BI
Study First Received: September 22, 2008
Last Updated: March 13, 2017

Keywords provided by Zimmer Biomet:
plantar fasciitis
platelet rich plasma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fasciitis, Plantar
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Foot Diseases processed this record on April 24, 2017