Platelet-rich plasma in the management of trigger finger: a case report.Ivan Medina-Porqueres1, Pablo Martin-Garcia2, Sofia Sanz-De-Diego3, Marcelo Reyes-Eldblom4
1Department of Physical Therapy. Faculty of Health Sciences. University of Malaga. Malaga, Spain.
2Onco-Hematology Unit. University Hospital Virgen de la Victoria. Malaga, Spain.
3Neurosurgery Unit. Regional Hospital of Malaga. Malaga, Spain.
4Costa del Sol Medical Center. Malaga, Spain.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has emerged as a viable therapeutic alternative for a number of clinical applications and has potential benefit for use in trigger finger. However, PRP use has not been previously reported for this condition. We report a 63-year-old woman sustaining a refractory trigger finger after a series of three PRP injections over a 2-week period. There was resolution of triggering, with no symptom recurrence at 3-month follow-up. On the basis of this report, we can assume that the treatment of trigger finger with PRP is a promising therapeutic option to be further explored with larger samples and high-quality studies.Keywords: Platelet-rich plasma, Growth factors, Trigger finger, Stenosing tenosynovitis, Tendinopathy.
Corresponding Author: Ivan Medina-Porqueres, Spain