Semin Musculoskelet Radiol 2024; 28(02): 146-153
DOI: 10.1055/s-0043-1778026
Review Article

Percutaneous Interventions for Injuries in Athletes: Implications on Return to Play

Diana Varela-Margolles
1   Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Ava Milani
2   Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1   Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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For nonsurgical musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries in athletes, image-guided percutaneous intervention may aid in recovery and decrease return to play (RTP) time. These interventions fall into two major categories: to reduce inflammation (and therefore alleviate pain) or to promote healing. This review describes the risks and benefits of the various percutaneous interventions in MSK athletic injury and surveys the literature regarding the implication of these interventions on RTP.

Publication History

Article published online:
14 March 2024

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