|What is the success rate when you use prp injection therapy in your sports medicine practice? Does it depend on the condition that is being treated?|
|Yes it depends on the condition being treated. To give you an oversimplified list of general success rates I would say the following:- MCL sprains, AC sprains, LCL sprains, UCL sprains: >95%- Patellar tendinopathy: >90%
- Lateral epicondylitis: 80-90%
- Achilles tendinopathy, plantar fasciitis: 70-80%
- Medial epicondylitis: 60-70%
|I do little with elite atheletes in my practice. But do lots of normal people with degenerative MSK conditions. PRP gives good success overall. This is probably because I first address biomechanical issues, then strengthen soft tissues with a very good sports physio, identify the pain generator eg: the tendon may look abnormal for 10mm but the PRP should be placed at the most painful site under imaging guidance. Post PRP I immobilise the body part that was treated and get good physio and keep a close follow up. Dont forget oral stem cell supplements and good food habits, no smoking etc. Works well!|
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