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Volume:5 Issue:3 Number:117 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #8437
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

No evidence of clinical benefit with platelet-rich plasma in rotator cuff repair

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OrthoEvidence. No evidence of clinical benefit with platelet-rich plasma in rotator cuff repair. ACE Report. 2016;5(3):117. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/8437

Study Type:Meta analysis
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Efficacy of platelet-rich plasma in arthroscopic repair of full-thickness rotator cuff tears: a meta-analysis

J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2015 Dec;24(12):1852-9

Contributing Authors: YZ Cai C Zhang XJ Lin

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5 randomized controlled trials, which consisted of 303 patients, were analyzed to compare clinical improvement and tendon-to-bone healing rates with and without platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy in arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. Results showed that although there was a significant reduction in failure-to-heal rates in PRP groups with minor to moderately sized rotator cuff tears, there was no s...

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