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i have pttd and tendonitis in my left foot from rigid flat feet. i wear a custom brace, which helps. am i a candidate for prp?

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Dr. Eric Bluman
23 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
No: Prp has been used in a number of situations to help heal tissues. When you have a rigid deformity prp will not restore the motion and regeration of the tendons will not improve your situation. A custom brace such as an ankle foot arthosis or arizona brave are non-operative options. Operative treatmetn would consist of a hindfoot fusion.
Answered on May 31, 2016
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Probably not: Due to the construct of your foot I do not think prp will help.
Answered on May 31, 2016
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Dr. Wenjay Sung
14 years experience Podiatry
PRP : Prp has been controversial because it may or may not have a direct benefit for arthritis or posterior tibial tendon, although there are some clinical studies that show a benefit, there are just as many that show no clinical benefit. For someone with rigid flatfoot, there would be little to no benefit for your deformity. Lastly, i know of no insurance coverage for prp.
Answered on May 23, 2013
Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
24 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Maybe not: PRP will help to heal any sort of degeneration or injury. However, a rigid deformity will probably not respond to prp.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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