Treatment of patellar and hamstring tendinopathy with platelet-rich plasma in varsity collegiate athletes: A case series

Kenneth Y. Lee*, Hayden P. Baker, Chad M. Hanaoka, Vehniah K. Tjong, Michael A. Terry

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Abstract

Patellar and hamstring tendinopathy are common injuries among elite athletes. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has emerged as a promising new therapy for accelerating healing and shortening recovery in patients with these conditions. We present 15 cases of PRP injection used for either patellar or hamstring tendinopathy in varsity collegiate athletes at a single institution. All of the athletes in our case series with hamstring or patellar tendinopathy were fully able to return to sport. Three of the athletes with patellar tendinopathy were referred for surgery, while none of the athletes with hamstring strain underwent a subsequent surgical procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-94
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Orthopaedics
Volume18
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2020

Keywords

  • Arthrex
  • Collegiate
  • Hamstring
  • Patellar
  • Platelet-rich plasma
  • Tendinopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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