platelet-rich plasma (PRP) infiltration represents a recent therapy for chronic tendinopathies. However, in the literature, this treatment remains controversial.


we suggest some ideas for improving this treatment.


these suggestions were based on a review of published studies and our clinical experience.


optimizing the technique for PRP collection is paramount. Different risk factors must be corrected before infiltration and chronic tendinopathies must be carefully selected. Finally, post-infiltration rehabilitation remains absolutely critical. Standardization of the use of PRP remains necessary in order to optimize the results.

Keywords: platelet-rich plasma, PRP, rehabilitation, optimization

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Jean-François Kaux,1,2,3 Marc Bouvard,4 Christelle Lecut,5 Cécile Oury,6 André Gothot,5 Mikel Sanchez,7 and Jean-Michel Crielaard1,2,3

1Department of Physical Medicine and Sports Traumatology, CHU Liège, Belgium
2Department of Pluridisciplinary Medicine and Sports Traumatology (SPORTS2), CHU Liège, Belgium
3Department of Motricity Sciences, University of Liège, Allée des Sports, Belgium
4Centre for Biology and Sports Medicine, Pau, France
5Laboratory Hematology Department, University of Liège, University Hospital Sart-Tilman, Liège, Belgium
6Laboratory of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, GIGA – Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Liège, Belgium
7Unidad de Cirugía Artroscópica, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

Corresponding author: Jean-François Kaux, Department of Physical Medicine and Sports Traumatology, CHU and University of Liège, Avenue de l’Hôpital, B35, 4000 Liège, Belgium,

Muscles Ligaments Tendons J. 2015 Jan-Mar; 5(1): 1–4.

Published online 2015 Mar 27.