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Muscles Ligaments Tendons J. 2015 Mar 27;5(1):1-4. eCollection 2015 Jan-Mar.

Reflections about the optimisation of the treatment of tendinopathies with PRP.

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1
Department of Physical Medicine and Sports Traumatology, CHU Liège, Belgium ; Department of Pluridisciplinary Medicine and Sports Traumatology (SPORTS ), CHU Liège, Belgium ; Department of Motricity Sciences, University of Liège, Allée des Sports, Belgium.
2
Centre for Biology and Sports Medicine, Pau, France.
3
Laboratory Hematology Department, University of Liège, University Hospital Sart-Tilman, Liège, Belgium.
4
Laboratory of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, GIGA - Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Liège, Belgium.
5
Unidad de Cirugía Artroscópica, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

platelet-rich plasma (PRP) infiltration represents a recent therapy for chronic tendinopathies. However, in the literature, this treatment remains controversial.

PURPOSE:

we suggest some ideas for improving this treatment.

METHODS:

these suggestions were based on a review of published studies and our clinical experience.

CONCLUSION:

optimizing the technique for PRP collection is paramount. Different risk factors must be corrected before infiltration and chronic tendinopathies must be carefully selected. Finally, post-infiltration rehabilitation remains absolutely critical. Standardization of the use of PRP remains necessary in order to optimize the results.

KEYWORDS:

PRP; optimization; platelet-rich plasma; rehabilitation

PMID:
25878979
PMCID:
PMC4396669

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