How safe and effective are platelet-rich plasma injections for decreasing pain in patients with tendinopathy?
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Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections do not result in an increase in infections, hematomas, or tendon ruptures, and are considered safe. (SOR: B, based on 3 prospective trials with 62 total patients.) However, evidence is currently insufficient to recommend PRP injections for patients with tendinopathy pain. (SOR: B, based on a single RCT and 2 cohort studies.)
Evidence Based Practice 13(10): 14.