PRP Effective for Acute Lateral Ankle Ligament Injuries

Expedites athletes’ return to sport

Maureen Leahy

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection into the lateral ankle ligaments for treatment of acute lateral ankle sprains significantly expedites athletes’ return to sport, according to data presented at the AAOS Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Study patients treated with PRP returned to sport an average of 11 days sooner, compared to patients treated with saline injection.

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