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ACE Report #10805
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

PRP-augmented rotator cuff repair demonstrates no significant difference to standard repair at 5yrs


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:2

Clinical and Structural Evaluations of Rotator Cuff Repair With and Without Added Platelet-Rich Plasma at 5-Year Follow-up: A Prospective Randomized Study

Am J Sports Med. 2018 Nov;46(13):3134-3141. doi: 10.1177/0363546518795895

Contributing Authors: AA Ferreira Neto ME Gracitelli EA Malavolta JH Assunção M Bordalo-Rodrigues OP de Camargo

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Synopsis

75 patient scheduled for arthroscopic repair of a supraspinatus tear were randomized to repair with or without augmentation with platelet-rich plasma. The current study sought to compare clinical scores and healing on MRI at 60-month follow-up. Results demonstrated no significant differences between groups at 60-months in either UCLA score, Constant score, pain on a visual analog scale, or tendon ...

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