Physical Rehabilitation Medicine/PRP injections

Advertisement


Question
I went to my doctor and got xrays and he said I have a meniscus tear and a possible MCL tear. What are your thoughts on getting PRP injections. I have read about 30-40 articles on the subject on I am finding mixed reviews. Most say it is good for Plantar Facitis and Meniscus tears. What are your thoughts.

Thank you for your time.

Kyle.

Answer
Dear Kyle,
First of all i would like to say you it is so difficult to find out the above mentioned injuries by X ray. At least to perform physical test for identifying those. And it can be confirmed by MRI. Anyhow use and clinical validation of mentioned injection is still in the early stages so I can't tell about it whether it is going to help to heal or not. Anyhow please you consult a orthopaedic surgeon and take an advice.

Thank you.

Physical Rehabilitation Medicine

All Answers


Answers by Expert:


Ask Experts

Volunteer


MMA Ravindu Bandara

Expertise

I can answer any physiotherapy related conditions.such as, 1. Any Orthopaedic condition. 2. Rheumatological conditions. 3. Neurological conditions. 4. Respiratory conditions. 5. Paediatric conditions. 6. Soft tissue managements. 7. Pr and post operative management.

Experience

I am Sri Lanka Medical Council registered physiotherapist. I have completed the Diploma in Physiotherapy in School of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, Colombo in 2004. I have done my Advanced Diploma in Physiotherapy in Command Hospital Indian Air Force, Bangalore, India in 2006. I specialize in paediatric, Orthopaedic and Neurological conditions.

Education/Credentials
1. Advanced level- Bio Science stream. 2. Diploma in Physiotherapy-School of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy,Colombo, Sri Lanka. 3. Advanced Diploma in Physiotherapy- Command Hospital Indian Air Force, Bangalore, India. 4. Bachelor of Information Technology, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.