Platelet rich plasma and tendinopathy: state of the art

Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol. 2011 Jan-Mar;24(1 Suppl 2):79-83. doi: 10.1177/03946320110241S215.


Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is increasingly used in the management of tendon injury in sports, supposedly accelerating the process of healing, tissue regeneration, and return to play. However, the scientific clinical evidence to support its use is scanty, and more level I studies need to be performed to justify its widespread use.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Apoptosis / physiology
  • Biological Products / adverse effects
  • Humans
  • Inflammation / pathology
  • Inflammation / therapy
  • Neovascularization, Physiologic / physiology
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma*
  • Regeneration
  • Tendinopathy / therapy*
  • Tendon Injuries / therapy
  • Tendons / physiology*
  • Wound Healing


  • Biological Products