PRP Research

PRP for ankle sprains in elite athletes

The finding of this study identified that athletes suffering from high ankle sprains benefit from ultrasound-guided PRP injections with a shorter RTP, re-stabilization of the syndesmosis joint and less long-term residual pain.

PRP more effective than cortisone for lateral epicondylitis

The findings of this study identified that PRP enables biological healing of the lesion, whereas CS provides short- term, symptomatic relief but resulted in tendon degeneration. 

A pilot study evaluating the effectiveness of platelet-rich plasma therapy for treating degenerative tendinopathies: A randomized control trial with a synchronous observational cohort

Patients receiving PRP reported clinically important improvements in pain, disability and tendon pathology, while those receiving placebo injections did not. 

PRP Injections effective for the treatment of hamstring injuries.

Patients who received PRP achieved full recovery significantly earlier than the control group.  Significantly lower pain severity scores were also observed in the PRP group.

PRP provided safe and efficacious treatment for knee osteoarthritis

This level 1 randomized control trial compared clients who received 3 injections of saline to clients who received a series of 3 PRP treatments.. At 12 months, those who received PRP had a 78% improvement in WOMAC scores while those who received saline injections has a 7% improvement. 

Plasma rich in growth factors (PRGF) as a treatment for high ankle sprain in elite athletes: a randomized control trial

Athletes suffering from high ankle sprains benefit from ultrasound-guided PRP injections with a shorter return to play, re-stabilization of the syndesmosis joint and less long-term residual pain. 

Platelet rich plasma versus corticosteroid injection for plantar fasciitis: A comparative study

PRP is as effective as Steroid injection at achieving symptom relief at 3 and 6 months after injection, for the treatment of plantar fasciitis, but unlike Steroid, its effect does not wear off with time. At 12 months, PRP is significantly more effective than Steroid, making it better and more durable than cortisone injection. 

Platelet-rich plasma versus corticosteroid injection for recalcitrant lateral epicondylitis: clinical and ultrasonographic evaluation

PRP appeared to enable biological healing of the lesion, whereas corticosteroid injections appeared to provide short-term, symptomatic relief but resulted in tendon degeneration. 

Intra-articular Autologous Conditioned Plasma Injections Provide Safe and Efficacious Treatment for Knee Osteoarthritis

 A single PRP improved the symptoms for osteoarthritis of the knee by 78%, 1 year after treatment.

Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections for the Treatment of Hamstring Injuries

A single PRP injection combined with a rehabilitation program is significantly more effective in treating hamstring injuries than a rehabilitation program alone.

Efficacy of Intra-articular Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections in Knee Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review

The findings of this study identified that in patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis, PRP injection results in significant clinical improvements up to 12 months post injection and provides better pain relief then hyaluronic acid injections.

Platelet-rich plasma treatment improves outcomes for chronic proximal hamstring injuries in athletic populations

Platelet-rich plasma treatment improves outcomes for chronic proximal hamstring injuries in athletic populations.

Autologous platelet-rich plasma injection in tennis elbow and plantar fasciitis

PRP is safe and effective in the management of tennis elbow and plantar fasciitis. 

Effectiveness of platelet-rich plasma in the treatment of moderate knee osteoarthritis: a randomized prospective study

PRP improves outcomes for patients with stage 3 knee arthritis.

Platelet rich plasma for rotator cuff tears

Platelet rich plasma should be considered for rotator cuff tears or tendinopathies before operative interventions, especially where surgical necessity is unclear.

Platelet-rich plasma versus antologous blook versus steroid injection in lateral epicondylitis: systematic review and network meta-analysis

This network meta-analysis provides additional information that PRP injections can improve pain and lower the risk of adverse effects. 

A comprehensive scientific overview on the use of platelet rich plasma prolotherapy

PRP repeatedly demonstrates successful outcomes for a variety of conditions... and has the potential to revolutionize not just sports medicine but all of orthopedics. 

Efficacy of platelet-rich plasma in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

At 6 months post injection, PRP and hyaluronic acid (HA) had similar effects with respect to pain relief and functional improvement. At 12 months postinjection, however, PRP was associated with significantly better pain relief and functional improvement. 

Randomized controlled trial comparing hyaluronic acid, platelet-rich plasma and the combination of both in the treatment of mild and moderate osteoarthritis of the knee

Combining HA and PRP resulted to significantly less pain and less functional limitation compared to HA alone up to 1 year after treatment. HA + PRP combination also resulted in significantly more physical function early in the treatment (1 month and 3 months) as compared to PRP alone.

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