Achilles Tendonitis/Tendonosis

Achilles Tendinopathy

Combination of Autologous Adipose-Derived Tissue Stromal Vascular Fraction Plus High Density Platelet-Rich Plasma or Bone Marrow Concentrates in Achilles Tendon Tears. (2013)
This study demonstrates that combination therapy appears as promising options for non-surgical management of Achilles tendonosis and partial thickness interstitial tears.

Effects of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) on the healing of Achilles Tendons of Rats. (2012)
Injection of PRP in the achilles tendon influences the early phase of tendon healing and results in an ultimately stronger mechanical resistance.

Effect of Platelet Rich Plasma Injection on Early Healing of Achilles Rupture in Rats (2012).
This animal model showed increased wound healing in when platelet rich plasma was used.

Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment for Chronic Achilles Tendinosis. (2012)
PRP Prolotherapy was used to effectively treat chronic recalcitrant cases of achilles tendinosis.

Adipose-Derived Stem Cells Enhance Primary Tendon Repair: Biomechanical and immunohistochemical evaluation.  (2012)
Adipose derived stem cells enhanced primary tendon repair in this animal model using achilles tendons.

Platelet Rich Plasma for the Management of  Tendinopathy of the Achilles Tendon and Plantar Fasciitis. (2011)
The use of PRP Prolotherapy in patients with achilles tendinopathy and plantar fasciitis was shown to be an effective and safe alternative to the management of patients with poor response to conventional treatments.

Platelet Rich Plasma Injection for Chronic Achilles Tendinopathy. (2010)
Both Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Saline Prolotherapy Injections demonstrated improvement  in treatment of achilles tendinopathy when done in conjunction with eccentric exercises.

Treatment of Achilles Tendinopathy with Platelet-Rich Plasma.  (2010)
Local accurate PRP administration improved symptoms of non-insertional Achilles Tendinopathy.

PRP effective in treating Achilles tendonosis. (2010)
Study presented at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons showed that PRP Prolotherapy is a safe and effective non-operative treatment for chronic achilles tendonosis.

Prolotherapy Injections and Eccentric Loading Exercises for Painful Achilles Tendinosis: A Randomized Trial. (2009)
Prolotherapy or Prolotherapy with eccentric exercises showed more rapid improvement in symptoms than eccentric exercises alone.

Favorable Outcomes After Sonographically Guided Intratendinous Injection of Hyperosmolar Dextrose for Chronic Insertional and Midportion Achilles Tendonosis. (2009)
Dextrose Prolotherapy was shown to be a low cost and effective alternative with long-term evidence for reducing pain from pathology at either the insertion or the midportion of the achilles tendon.

The Non-Surgical Repair of a Complete Achilles Tendon Rupture by Prolotherapy: Biological Reconstruction. A case report.  (2007)
Case report demonstrates the non-operative repair of a complete full thickness achilles tendon tear by dextrose Prolotherapy injections, with evidence both by MRI and diagnostic ultrasound.

Sonographically Guided Intratendinous Injection of Hyperosmolar Dextrose to Treat Chronic Tendonosis of the Achilles Tendon: a Pilot Study. (2007)
Dextrose Prolotherapy injections resulted in a significant reduction of pain at rest and during tendon loading activities.