Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science




Dr. Kevin Willits

Second Advisor

Dr. Dianne Bryant



The purpose of this study was to determine whether patients with plantar fasciitis who are treated with autologous conditioned plasma (ACP®) will lead to reductions in pain and improved function at one year post-treatment compared to the best available alternative treatment, corticosteroid injection. This thesis represents an interim analysis of 14 participants three months post randomization. We used the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Midfoot Society Scale (AOFAS), Plantar Fasciitis Pain/Disability Scale (PFPD) and SF-12 to measure outcome. The confidence intervals around the between- group differences for all outcomes were wide and inconclusive. A larger number of participants are required to make more definitive conclusions.



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