Reflections about the optimisation of the treatment of tendinopathies with PRP

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


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.