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Offline WMTS Guy

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Partial tear of patellar tendon PRP or surgery
« on: October 31, 2017, 03:01:01 PM »
I am 39yo male after 10 months of PT and NSAIDs i was finally given an MRI to discover i have a 1cm tear in my patellar tendon. Has anyone had success with PRP? I am concerned about the long recovery with surgery.

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Re: Partial tear of patellar tendon PRP or surgery
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2017, 05:19:03 PM »
Hi WTMS GUY

Don`t understand the word PRP - Please kindly explain

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Re: Partial tear of patellar tendon PRP or surgery
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2017, 05:39:35 PM »
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Re: Partial tear of patellar tendon PRP or surgery
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2017, 02:45:08 PM »
Did you have the PRP shot or surgery?  I have a 1.5CM tear in my Quad tendon after 2 surgeries to repair the initial rupture Jan 2017. 

I have 2 options  being discussed

1 scope to remove scar tissue with a PRP to follow

2 Revision surgery with a graph.

I was wondering if you had the PRP shot, did you have any success?















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