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ACE Report #9499
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Comparison of PRP vs. corticosteroid subacromial injection for partial supraspinatus tear


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:2

Subacromial injection of autologous platelet-rich plasma versus corticosteroid for the treatment of symptomatic partial rotator cuff tears

Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2016 Dec;26(8):837-842

Contributing Authors: A Shams M El-Sayed O Gamal W Ewes

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Synopsis

40 patients with a symptomatic partial supraspinatus tear were randomized to receive a subacromial injection of either platelet-rich plasma or corticosteroid (triamcinolone acetonide). The purpose of this study was to compare clinical, functional, and radiological outcomes at 6-week, 12-week, and 6-month follow-up between groups. Results demonstrated significantly higher scores consistently across...

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