Direct Tendon Treatments & PRP Injections Melbourne.
At Melbourne Radiology Clinic, we specialise in diagnosing and treating sporting injuries which can occur in the Olympic athlete down to the recreational footballer and jogger.
A particular imaging study such as an MRI scan may be used initially to obtain an accurate diagnosis. If an injury is not responding to a conservative rehabilitation programme, such as physiotherapy and exercise, then an injection may be appropriate.
These may be used to treat a variety of conditions, such as Achilles and patellar tendonitis, lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow), medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow) and the lateral hip (gluteus medius and minimus tendons).
Melbourne Radiology Clinic offers injections for the treatment of muscle injuries and tendon disorders.
Direct Tendon Injections Overview:
ABI, ATI, Sclerosant, PRP Injections Melbourne.
For tendon pain and musculoskeletal injuries, there are treatment options available at Melbourne Radiology Clinic which involve direct tendon injections. Four of such treatments include Autologous Blood injection (ABI), Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection, sclerosant injection, and Autologous Tenocyte Implantation & Autologous Tenocyte Therapy (ATI/ATT).
ABI and PRP injections involve injecting blood products into the patient’s tendon to utilise the healing factors. The central difference between the two procedures is that the latter requires a larger amount of blood drawn from the patient so as to increase platelet concentration. Besides tendon conditions, PRP therapy can also treat osteoarthritis of joints and any pain in the ligaments and muscles.
Both ABI and PRP use the patient’s own blood, so both procedures are considered a relatively low-risk treatment.
For ATI, instead of injecting blood, the procedure involves harvesting the patient’s healthy tendon cells and growing them in a laboratory. They are then re-injected into the painful tendon.
Sclerotherapy is another treatment option where a doctor injects medicine— called sclerosant— into the blood vessels in and surrounding a diseased tendon.
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Should you need any of these treatments— whether sclerotherapy or PRP injections in Melbourne— our team will be more than happy to assist you. Contact us today for more information on our procedures or inquire about whether any of these procedures are appropriate for your case.