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ACE Report #4510
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PRGF application following rotator cuff repair does not improve clinical outcome


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

Plasma rich in growth factors in arthroscopic rotator cuff repair: a randomized, double-blind, controlled clinical trial

Arthroscopy. 2013 Jan;29(1):2-9. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2012.08.014

Contributing Authors: P Ruiz-Moneo J Molano-Muñoz E Prieto J Algorta

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Synopsis

69 patients were randomized to evaluate the effectiveness of plasma rich in growth factors (PRGF) following arthroscopic repair of full-thickness rotator cuff tears. Patients received conventional surgery either with or with the application of PRGF after the arthroscopic procedure. The results at one year follow-up indicated that the administration of PRGF did not improve clinical outcome and tend...

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