Most tendon injuries and torn tendons are confirmed with an MRI. Depending on the severity of the tear, arthroscopic surgery is sometimes necessary. If the tear is mild, you might be a candidate for a new procedure called Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). PRP is a new treatment option for various orthopedic injuries and conditions, which have traditionally required surgery or other extensive treatments. Using the patient’s own blood, specially prepared platelets are concentrated and then re-injected into the affected area. The platelets, in turn, release substances known as growth factors that lead to improved natural tissue healing.