Magnetic resonance and ultrasound in achilles tendinopathy: Predictive role and response assessment to platelet-rich plasma and adipose-derived stromal vascular fraction injection.


In conclusion, both PRP and adipose-derived SVF injections seem to allow for clinical benefit in patients with NIAT, associated to an early slight increase of tendon thickness and neovascularization. Only after PRP injection there was a significant improve of MR signal intensity, even though very slight, whereas US morphologic appearance did not significantly change after both injective treatments. None of investigated MR and US parameters seems to have a predictive role in NIAT treated by PRP and adipose-derived SVF.

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