Point-Counterpoint: Is PRP Beneficial For Chronic Plantar Fasciitis?

Author(s): 
Babak Baravarian, DPM, FACFAS, and Lindsay Mae Chandler, DPM; Patrick DeHeer, DPM, FACFAS

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