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ACE Report #8091
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

PRP vs. whole blood injection in the treatment of hamstring tendinopathy


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Ultrasound-Guided Intratendinous Injections With Platelet-Rich Plasma or Autologous Whole Blood for Treatment of Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy: A Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial

J Ultrasound Med. 2015 Aug;34(8):1455-63

Contributing Authors: KL Davenport JS Campos J Nguyen G Saboeiro RS Adler PJ Moley

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Dr. Peter J. Moley discusses the use of ultrasound-guided intratendinous injections with platelet-rich plasma or autologous whole blood for treatment of proximal hamstring tendinopathy.

Synopsis

17 patients with chronic hamstring tendinopathy were randomly assigned to receive either a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection or a whole blood (WB) injection. Follow-up was performed for 6 months post-injection. The results of this study demonstrated no significant improvement in disability from baseline to 6 months in either group, measured via the Modified Harris Hip score (MHHS). Additionally...

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