|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 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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