PRP vs. whole blood injection in the treatment of hamstring tendinopathy
Ultrasound-Guided Intratendinous Injections With Platelet-Rich Plasma or Autologous Whole Blood for Treatment of Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy: A Double-Blind Randomized Controlled TrialJ Ultrasound Med. 2015 Aug;34(8):1455-63
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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.
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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