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Role of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) in Chronic Tendinopathy

Manoj Sivan, James Brown

Citation Information : Sivan M, Brown J. Role of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) in Chronic Tendinopathy. Indian J Phy Med Rehab 2012; 23 (1):32-35.

DOI: 10.5005/ijopmr-23-1-32

Published Online: 00-03-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is increasingly being used in the treatment of chronic tendinopathy in both sporting and sedentary population. It is rich source of various growth factors and is believed to stimulate and enhance the tissue repair process in tendinopathy. The current literature has six clinical studies (excluding single case studies) which have investigated the effect of PRP in tendinopathy of various tendons. The evidence so far is inconclusive in demonstrating the superiority of PRP over placebo injection or eccentric loading exercises. Future research should focus on conducting randomised controlled studies to establish the clinical effect and support or refute the current widespread use of PRP in chronic tendinopathy.


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