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What is the success rate when you use prp injection therapy in your sports medicine practice?

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?
Dr. Andrew BlecherDr. Andrew Blecher
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%

Dr. Arockia DossDr. Arockia Doss
I do little with elite athletes 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. Don’t forget oral stem cell supplements and good food habits, no smoking etc. Works well!

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