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Rotator cuff repair yields similar functional results with or without platelet-rich plasma

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December 2014

Rotator cuff repair yields similar functional results with or without platelet-rich plasma

Vol: 3| Issue: 12| Number:21| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Platelet-rich plasma in rotator cuff repair: a prospective randomized study

Am J Sports Med. 2014 Oct;42(10):2446-54.

Contributing Authors:
EA Malavolta ME Gracitelli AA Ferreira Neto JH Assunção M Bordalo-Rodrigues OP de Camargo

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Synopsis

75 patients with complete supraspinatus tears were randomized to undergo arthroscopic rotator cuff repair with or without the injection of platelet-rich plasma (PRP). The purpose of this study was to compare functional and structural results between groups up to 24 months post-surgery. The UCLA score was significantly higher in the PRP group than in the control group at the 12 month follow-up, but...

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