Needle Tenotomy and Post Tenotomy Protocols (BLA S3E9)

Needle Tenotomy and Post Tenotomy Protocols (BLA S3E9)

In this episode we cover a very popular topic that builds upon our two previous podcasts, and that is the concept of needle tenotomy, and the post injection protocol that comes with it. There is a lot of questions on what we should do after performing a tenotomy, so in this episode we take a look at a fantastic article that tries to synthesize the existing data on what other clinicians are doing after they use PRP for tendon injuries.

00:00 - Introduction
01:14 - Paper intro
03:28 - Methods
04:39 - Immobility
06:15 - Weight Bearing Restrictions
07:31 - Activity Limiation
08:24 - Rehab
10:12 - NSAID use
11:16 - Discussion
12:20 - NSAIDs… again
14:00 - Overall Rehab Strategy
16:32 - Limitations
17:28 - My Takeaways/Prolo thoughts


Townsend, C., Von Rickenbach, K. J., Bailowitz, Z., & Gellhorn, A. C. (2020). Post-Procedure Protocols Following Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections for Tendinopathy: A Systematic Review. PM&R, 12(9), 904–915.

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