Platelet-Rich Plasma vs. Corticosteroid Injection for Partial Supraspinatus Tears
Comparison of a Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection and a Conventional Steroid Injection for Pain Relief and Functional Improvement of Partial Supraspinatus Tears.Orthop J Sports Med . 2021 Sep 1;9(9):23259671211024937.
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Thirty two patients with partial supraspinatus tears were randomized to receive a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) intratendinous injection (n=16) or a subacromial corticosteroid injection (n=16). The outcomes of interest were pain as measured by the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) and function measured by the Oxford Shoulder Score (OSS). There was no significant differences in VAS or OSS scores between the...