A new study published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine that ultrasonic guided platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections improved pain and function in athletes with chronic patellar tendinopathy. (See abstract below)
Patellar tendinopathy typically affects running and jumping athletes such as tennis, volleyball and basketball players. It manifests itself with pain in the front of the knee and typically is worse with repeated jumping activities. Most often, it will resolve with appropriate non-invasive treatment such as rest, icing and physical therapy. It can be difficult to treat. When the symptoms persists, published data supports the use of PRP injections.