Editor-in-Chief: Alaa Abd-Elsayed, MD, PhD
BACKGROUND: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy has shown promising results in promoting healing and reducing inflammation in musculoskeletal injuries. This case report highlights the successful use of PRP injection therapy in a 37-year-old woman pedestrian with a sacral fracture and coccydynia from a pedestrian-vehicle accident.
CASE REPORT: The patient underwent traversing sacral S3 anterior cortex vertebral fracture and sacrococcygeal PRP injection under fluoroscopic guidance. PRP injection therapy led to significant improvement in tailbone pain, and subsequent injection led to further improvement in residual symptoms. Follow-up evaluations showed complete healing of the S3 fracture with good bony fusion and alignment.
CONCLUSIONS: PRP injection therapy can be a safe and effective treatment option for bone fractures and injuries, especially those that may be difficult to manage with traditional approaches. As more clinical studies and case reports are conducted, the full potential of PRP in bone healing and regeneration may be further elucidated.
KEY WORDS: Platelet-rich plasma, sacral fracture, coccydynia, case report, minimally invasive