Patellar Tendinopathy with Partial Intra-substance Tear — Regenerative Orthopedic Case of the Week

Dr. Steve Meyers
February 19, 2024

PRP injection for patellar tendonitis

Regenerative Orthopedic Case of the Week:
Patellar tendinopathy with partial intra-substance tear.

PM is a 30 year old male with right anterior knee pain. Pain onset 1 year ago playing basketball. Minimal improvement with physical therapy. MRI showed significant patellar tendinopathy with small split tear. After discussing treatment options, he chose PRP (platelet rich plasma) injection. During the PRP treatment, as I injected the tendon (bright needle comes in from the upper right side) , the split tear (black defect) can be seen expanding and contracting as the PRP is delivered into the area! PRP and ultrasound imaging have truly changed the game when it comes to treating orthopedic issues. I've been performing PRP treatments since 2007 and began using musculoskeletal ultrasound in 2009.

Come see what Regenerative Orthopedics can do for you!

SteveMeyersMD.com
Texas Health Care Bone & Joint Clinic
1651 W Rosedale #200
Ft Worth, TX. 76104
817.335.4316

Posted by Steve Meyers, MD – Sports & Regenerative Orthopedics on Monday, February 19, 2024



PM is a 30 year old male with right anterior knee pain. Pain onset 1 year ago playing basketball. Minimal improvement with physical therapy. MRI showed significant patellar tendinopathy with small split tear. After discussing treatment options, he chose PRP (platelet rich plasma) injection.

During the PRP treatment, as I injected the tendon (bright needle comes in from the upper right side) , the split tear (black defect) can be seen expanding and contracting as the PRP is delivered into the area! PRP and ultrasound imaging have truly changed the game when it comes to treating orthopedic issues.

I’ve been performing PRP treatments since 2007 and began using musculoskeletal ultrasound in 2009.

Come see what regenerative orthopedics can do for you!

SteveMeyersMD.com
Texas Health Care Bone & Joint Clinic
1651 W Rosedale #200
Ft Worth, TX. 76104
817.335.4316

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