Runner's knee

Patellar tendinopathy study - Runner's knee

Under supervision of Dr Francis Fontaine MD Dip Sport Med (CASEM).

We are currently looking for individuals aged over 18 with a patellar tendinopathy for more than 3 months to participate in a comparative study of three treatments for this condition (randomized double-blind). We compare the effectiveness of the injection of platelet rich plasma, autologous blood injection and percutaneous tenotomy under ultrasound guidance. Following the initial treatment, the patient will be monitored four times over a period of one year.

Inclusion Criteria
  • be older than 18 years;
  • have pain in the patellar tendon for over 3 months.
Exclusion Criteria
  • have coagulopathy (hemophilia);
  • taking blood thinners such as coumadin or pradax*;
  • have severe anemia;
  • have active cancer or metastases;
  • be pregnant or breastfeeding.

*the plavix and aspirin are accepted

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The best way to reach us is to contact our research assistant, Monday to Friday at 450-967-0500.