PRP INJECTION FOR LEFT AND RIGHT GLUTEAL TENDON TEAR

Posted by noelles @noelles, Sep 1, 2023

I am 10 days out from a PRP injection in Left hip. 8 months ago y chair collapsed and I fell backwards. Urgent Care x ray reveals no tail bone fracture but needed a special pillow to sit on due to pain in that area. Stopped daily yoga class, and started warm water pools aerobics, continued walking 2 to 3 miles on off days. Fast forward to August and after seeing 3 doctor, this current one is a pain specialist, it has been revealed that I have gluteal tendon tears on left and right. Pain has been increasing incrementally. Evidently, Left hip is elevated above right hip. Plan is to also perform PRP injection on right hip in about 2 weeks. Unable to bend over(causes hours of pain and pain down left leg). Doctor thinks left may need another PRP injection before this whole episode begins to improve.

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I don’t know anything about this but it sounds like you are taking care of it the best you could. The warm water aerobics sound especially good. The 2 or 3 miles walking could possibly be to much .

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I don’t have hip issues but knee had PRP in both knees had great results with one not so much for the other. Good luck

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@bmilanowski53

I don’t have hip issues but knee had PRP in both knees had great results with one not so much for the other. Good luck

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thank you. I am hoping this will help. Can you tell me how much time went by before you were sure that it would alleviate the symptoms? I am in my 10th day since the injection

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I think there are a couple factors that will determine how well/soon PRP will work.
Did you use your own blood? If so, how old are you? The older we get, the less effective the treatment may be.
If you used a “donor” product, difficult to truly determine chain of command for correct storage, and how good the product is.
I had it done on an area in my spine, and had good results ( I was about 67 at that time) but it took a long time for relief, as they are injecting cells that have been sorted to obtain certain ones, and then placing them near the cells they wish to duplicate. New cells have to grow. Sort of one day I realized that the treated area wasn’t such a problem.
I hope your doctor explained the process and possible time frame before your treatment…if not, he is certainly the one to check with. Seems like he did explain that you may need several treatments in the same area to get your desired results…
Good luck!

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@noelles

thank you. I am hoping this will help. Can you tell me how much time went by before you were sure that it would alleviate the symptoms? I am in my 10th day since the injection

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It’s hard for me to tell because before the injection they drained fluid off my knee so I had immediate relief. My left knee is far worse and so I had some immediate relief I ultimately did not haveMuch change in pain. My right knee was substantially better and has remained that way. So I have decided a year later to try MFAT injections in my left knee

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@ch47

I think there are a couple factors that will determine how well/soon PRP will work.
Did you use your own blood? If so, how old are you? The older we get, the less effective the treatment may be.
If you used a “donor” product, difficult to truly determine chain of command for correct storage, and how good the product is.
I had it done on an area in my spine, and had good results ( I was about 67 at that time) but it took a long time for relief, as they are injecting cells that have been sorted to obtain certain ones, and then placing them near the cells they wish to duplicate. New cells have to grow. Sort of one day I realized that the treated area wasn’t such a problem.
I hope your doctor explained the process and possible time frame before your treatment…if not, he is certainly the one to check with. Seems like he did explain that you may need several treatments in the same area to get your desired results…
Good luck!

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I am 80 and, yes, my own blood was used for the PRP injection. Since the doctor has recommended that I cease the warm water aerobics (which may have increased the tendon tears), I have been walking very little. My body does not like not exercising and this has been a hardship for me although I do understand that all that movement may have contributed to a greater problem.

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Bless you for keeping on movin’ on!
Of course your doc is right, and sounds like you may have to back off for a bit to let the tears heal, and find out how soon you can have your next PRP. Also Ask him when you can start some very very gentle water therapy, so it give you something to look forward to. Is there an alternate form of moving around he could recommend to keep your strength?
I did so much PT, that it did cause some other issues, tears etc.
But again, the PRP did work, but need patience…
My best to you…😘

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@bmilanowski53

It’s hard for me to tell because before the injection they drained fluid off my knee so I had immediate relief. My left knee is far worse and so I had some immediate relief I ultimately did not haveMuch change in pain. My right knee was substantially better and has remained that way. So I have decided a year later to try MFAT injections in my left knee

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I just looked up MFAT, what is the difference between that PRP? They sound similar, but I probably missed something…

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@ch47

I just looked up MFAT, what is the difference between that PRP? They sound similar, but I probably missed something…

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They liposuction some fat from you then inject that into the affected joint. I don’t know if they mix anything else with that. It is more invasive than PRP. It is also out of pocket and relatively new so long term stats are nonexistent

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PRP is also out of pocket. I got 3 estimates…$750 for left side only 1700 for left side only , and 1200 (for both left and right tendon tear)…went with the last one as that doc actually did an MRI to see that there were tears on both the left and right while 2 previous docs were just going to inject steroids into the right side without knowing that it too was a tear. Just before the PRP, office manager called to say that the $1200 estimate had been changed to $2000 for both sides. I know PRP has been used for years, but am not sure if enough research has been performed for it to be accepted as something that can be paid for by insurance. 3rd physician is careful and calculating and I trust her much more than 2 previous physicians who I felt were very anxious to bring cash into the medical practice, affecting their diagnosing paths.

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