Dr. Logan & Hamstring Injuries: Hematoma Aspiration and PRP Injection

Dr. Logan PRP Hamstring Injuries

The effect of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment on recovery in acute hamstring injuries is still being better understood. Authors set out to assess the treatment effect using a combination of hematoma aspiration and muscle strain PRP injection in partial hamstring muscle tears (grade 2 strains) in athletes.

At Thomas Jefferson University, MRIs of athletes with grade 2 hamstring strains were reviewed from 2013 to 2018.

How was the study performed?

A combination of ultrasound-guided hematoma aspiration and PRP muscle strain injection with PRP was performed.

Days to Return-to-play and injury recurrence rate was compared between both groups (conservative vs aspiration/PRP) 

What did the authors find?

Athletes with grade 2 hamstring strains treated with a combination of hematoma aspiration and PRP injection had a significantly shorter return-to-play and a lower recurrence rate compared with athletes receiving conservative treatment.

In summary, aspiration of the hematoma followed by PRP injection resulted in a quick return to play!

Dr. Catherine Logan Headshot Dr. Catherine Logan, MD, MBA Catherine Logan, MD, MBA, MSPT, is a sports medicine orthopaedic surgeon specializing in complex knee and shoulder surgery at Colorado Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics (COSMO) in Denver, Colorado. As a former physical therapist & trainer, Dr. Logan provides a distinct expertise in sports injury, prevention, and surgical management.

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