Nonoperative Choice of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Partial Tear: Ultrasound-Guided Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection

J Med Ultrasound. 2019 Apr 10;27(3):148-150. doi: 10.4103/JMU.JMU_121_18. eCollection 2019 Jul-Sep.


Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is one of the common musculoskeletal injuries. The most serious condition shall be managed by surgery, while the partial tear prefers conservative treatment, rehabilitation, exercise training, or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection. We describe the case of a 25-year-old female started to have right knee pain for a long time and the ACL partial tear was diagnosed through the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). After three times of PRP injection through ultrasound guidance, the pain, instability, and enhancements of ACL tear in the postintervention MRI were decreased. This case confirms the effect of PRP combined with conservative treatment under the accuracy procedure and may provide another choice for the treatment of the ACL tear.

Keywords: Anterior cruciate ligament; platelet-rich plasma injection; ultrasound.

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