Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is a minimally invasive surgical alternative that uses components from a patient’s own blood to regrow tissue and relieve pain. This study investigated the clinical effect of PRP on unresolved wrist pain as wrist injuries have become leading workplace impairment. Six patients and seven wrists underwent a series of two to four PRP injections for unresolved wrist pain. Outcomes of resting pain, active pain, upper functionality scale, and overall improvement percentage were measured and compared to baseline. The final follow-up was performed a mean of 6.57 months after injection. All patients included in the study experienced decreases in pain and improvement in functionality score at final follow-up. In addition, patients reported a mean of 56.43% total overall improvement. While these results should be considered with caution, this study provides preliminary evidence to warrant further randomized-controlled studies to validate these results.
Published Date: 2019-03-08; Received Date: 2019-02-27