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ACE Report #11698
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

Two-year efficacy of leukocyte-rich PRP vs. corticosteroid for gluteal tendinopathy


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Leucocyte-Rich Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment of Gluteus Medius and Minimus Tendinopathy: A Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial With 2-Year Follow-up

Am J Sports Med. 2019 Apr;47(5):1130-1137. doi: 10.1177/0363546519826969

Contributing Authors: MH Zheng MK Bulsara J Fitzpatrick J O'Donnell

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Synopsis

80 patients with grade 2-3 gluteal tendinopathy were randomized to an intratendinous injection of either leukocyte-rich platelet rich plasma or corticosteroid. Patients were initially followed-up over the first 24 weeks after injection, after which they were given the option of secondary injection with LR-PRP if they had an unsatisfactory response to the first injection. Modified Harris Hip Score ...

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