Title

Platelet-rich plasma injection for rotator cuff disease

Affiliations

Resident and is a family physician at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago

Resident and is a family physician at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago

Abstract

In non-operative treatment of rotator cuff injuries, PRP injection did not improve functional outcomes or pain scores when compared with saline solution placebo, dry needling, or corticosteroid injection (strength of recommendation A: systematic review of randomized controlled trials [RCTs] with some methodologic flaws). Surgical adjunctive PRP injection inconsistently produced statistically significant improvements in pain and function of minimal clinical significance (less than 5%) (strength of recommendation B: systematic review of RCTs). Overall, PRP injection in the treatment of rotator cuff disease showed inconsistent results with moderate to high risk of bias.

Document Type

Article

PubMed ID

33208423

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