I went to my orthopedist this morning. I have been having quite a bit of pain in my right knee but specifically just above my knee in my quad. He did a few tests for mobility and also a few x-rays but found no structural problems. He got his ultrasound out and looked at the muscle and found a void with some calcification already in place. He wasn't sure if that was from when I tore the quad in Aug/Sept or if that happened years ago and I just re-aggravated it.
He also found that my medial meniscus is possibly torn as well but I will be getting an MRI for everything to find out. He pointed out that the meniscus problem could be hamstring tightness as well but the MRI will confirm that or not.
He recommended platelet rich plasma therapy for the tear if my insurance will cover it. He said that they have been getting a better response from insurance companies lately over covering this therapy as opposed to surgery. He said that is the meniscus turns out to be torn, then he can do the surgery for that and do the PRP at the same time for the quad and insurance will cover it all but for just doing PRP then they have to approve it beforehand.
My question is has anyone received any PRP and how successful or not successful was it? If there are any Doctors reading this, what is your opinion of PRP? I did some prelim research and found just one article in the JAMA that stated there was no proof that it did in fact help any more than salt water. But that was on chronic achilles tendinopathy, which is notoriously hard to treat anyway.