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Platelet-Rich Plasma vs. Corticosteroid Injection for Partial Supraspinatus Tears

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October 2021

Platelet-Rich Plasma vs. Corticosteroid Injection for Partial Supraspinatus Tears

Vol: 104| Issue: 1| Number:2| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

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.

Contributing Authors:
M Thepsoparn P Thanphraisan T Tanpowpong T Itthipanichpong

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Synopsis

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...

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