Sunday, April 18, 2010

Ultrasound and Platelet Rich Plasma

Ultrasound of a Partial Elbow Extensor Tendon Tear

Ultrasound is a powerful non-invasive tool to evaluate soft tissue.  It can be especially helpful when imaging tendons.   Platelet rich plasma has been used extensively in tendinopathy and I believe ultrasound could provide an objective endpoint for future studies.  The size of the lesion could be measured before and after treatment.  Calculation of reduction of the pathologic hypoechogenic area could then be made.  We are beginning to evaluate a variety of ways to use ultrasound and would welcome any questions, comments or suggestions. 

8 comments:

Gergely Pánics MD, JD said...

Have you used this technique on acute ligament injuries such as MCL?

mercy said...

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mercy said...

Hi ,

Your blog is awesome and features some excellent information to our visitors. Post was very nicely written and it contains useful facts. I am happy to find your distinguished way of writing the post.

I found your website perfect for my needs. It contains wonderful and helpful posts. I have read most of them and it was informative for all.
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Anonymous said...

PRP has been used successfully to treat MCL injuries. Ultrasound is an excellent way to guide and follow patients with MCL injuries

Dr James Brown said...

Hi the image on the site shows nicely an ultrasound artefact called anisoptropy I would doubt there is any partial thickness tear.

I think using US to guide the injectate into areas of increased neovascularity would be worth looking at.

Daniel Shelton said...

@ Dr. James Brown.....I would take into account that the image taken is likely not the first one on the lateral epi Dr. Mishra has taken. I take into consideration the irregular cortex only at that particular insertion site seen on the image. If not a partial tear, one must at least look into the possibility of tendinosis.
@ Dr. Mishra....blog looks good dude, keep it up, I will be subscribing.

am said...

Yes. I have used it for MCL injuries with excellent results.

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