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Orthopedics Today Interviews Dr. Mandelbaum: Hematoma aspiration, PRP injection may improve outcomes in athletes with hamstring

Compared with conservative treatment, hematoma aspiration combined with platelet-rich plasma injection may shorten return to play and reduce recurrence rate among athletes with grade 2 hamstring strains, according to published results.

“Hamstring muscle injuries are among the most common injuries in athletes and outcomes are often unfavorable,” Johannes B. Roedl, MD, PhD, of Thomas Jefferson University, told Healio. “Platelets are part of the patient’s own blood and the injection of platelets into orthopedic injuries has been thought to induce healing, but results have been unknown for hamstring injuries.”

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