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#1 upnin

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 05:31 PM

Anyone on here have any experience with platelet rich plasma injections and know if they are successful?

 

Particularly for a partially torn tendon in the elbow.

 

Come to think of it, for the number of injuries and ailments we lot seem to suffer, this could be illuminating.



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Posted 26 February 2018 - 05:53 PM

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 06:21 PM

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 06:37 PM

Or not.......



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Posted 27 February 2018 - 07:06 AM

Has a doctor recommended this procedure? The reason I ask is because the most reliable trials to date have shown no benefit beyond placebo. The procedure has been used for sufficient time to gain a reasonable view of it's effectiveness and the conclusions aren't promising. The lack of evidence regarding efficacy will probably see it become a popular chioce in the beauty industry.


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Posted 27 February 2018 - 08:25 AM

Stepson had it for an ankle wear and tear injury. Did nothing except empty his wallet
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Posted 27 February 2018 - 01:40 PM

A quick check of some reputable systematic reviews on the topic - suggest that there is no evidence for an effect on muscle injury or bone injury. There may be a small benefit in tendon injuries but the studies conducted are pretty low quality (crap).


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Posted 27 February 2018 - 06:40 PM

Has a doctor recommended this procedure? The reason I ask is because the most reliable trials to date have shown no benefit beyond placebo. The procedure has been used for sufficient time to gain a reasonable view of it's effectiveness and the conclusions aren't promising. The lack of evidence regarding efficacy will probably see it become a popular chioce in the beauty industry.

 

Recommended by the radiologist. He provided a stack of info but I thought it inconclusive, hence wanting to get first hand feedback. Do know that I don't want to go down the cortisone path of just masking the pain.

 

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 07:59 PM

I think it depends on the condition. I have seen it work on knee osteoarthritis and I believe there is quite good empirical evidence for some osteoarthritis. Won’t repair a completely torn tendon.
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Posted 27 February 2018 - 08:00 PM

Of course many clinics use cheap low quality test tubes and are not actually using proper PRP but just inject ordinary plasma.
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Posted 27 February 2018 - 08:01 PM

Surprisingly not very effective cosmetically. Shame.
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Posted 27 February 2018 - 08:53 PM

I think it depends on the condition. I have seen it work on knee osteoarthritis and I believe there is quite good empirical evidence for some osteoarthritis. Won’t repair a completely torn tendon.

 

Basically a bad tennis elbow - torn but not detached. Although there was a clear message given, tear it and may not be able to be re-attached due to the condition of the tendon.

 

Apparently rest is the best option, but unfortunately that means giving up golf for a while and being sensible, or not stupid, or both..... 


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Posted 27 February 2018 - 09:26 PM

Uppy, I had a near full thickness tear in rotator cuff tendon, flat out lifting arm above head, went to specialist gonna cost 15 k, decided to keep going to gym and lift very light weights, over time I believe that this has helped repair the damage to a point as I haven’t had the injury re examined. I ate pretty clean also. Never had injections or physio either. Does hurt if I do push in a certain direction.
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Posted 28 February 2018 - 06:27 PM

Uppy, I had a near full thickness tear in rotator cuff tendon, flat out lifting arm above head, went to specialist gonna cost 15 k, decided to keep going to gym and lift very light weights, over time I believe that this has helped repair the damage to a point as I haven’t had the injury re examined. I ate pretty clean also. Never had injections or physio either. Does hurt if I do push in a certain direction.

 

Totally agree Turfy, I've gone with small weights, stress ball and icing it, which seems to be having some beneficial effect. 


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 07:47 PM

May take a bit longer to repair Uppity, but surgery isn’t always successful, well it probably is, it’s just our attitude to putting in the effort during the recovery stage that makes a difference


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