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Vol:3 Issue:2 Number:30 ISSN#:2564-2537
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ACE Report #5788
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Platelet-rich plasma injections have no effect on chronic rotator cuff tendinopathy


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OrthoEvidence. Platelet-rich plasma injections have no effect on chronic rotator cuff tendinopathy. ACE Report. 2014;3(2):30. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/5788

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections in the Treatment of Chronic Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy: A Randomized Controlled Trial With 1-Year Follow-up

Am J Sports Med. 2013 Nov;41(11):2609-16

Contributing Authors: S Kesikburun AK Tan B Yilmaz E Yasar K Yazicioglu

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Synopsis

40 patients, between the ages of 18 and 70 years, with pain in the shoulder and rotator cuff tendinosis or partial tendon tear, were randomly assigned into 1 of 2 groups to compare a subacromial injection of platelet-rich plasma to a placebo injection of saline in terms of pain and shoulder function, 1 year after injection. Both procedures were performed in conjunction with a supervised exercise p...

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