Clinical Results of Platelet-Rich Plasma for Partial Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears: A Case Series

Arch Bone Jt Surg. 2017 Sep;5(5):328-331.


Partial thickness rotator cuff tears (PTRCTs) are a common pathology among shoulder disorders in people over 50 years. Treatment of PTRCTs remains controversial. Most studies on the treatment of PTRCTs have explained surgical techniques or outcomes; few studies have centralized on the conservative and new management of PTRCTs, like treatment with Platelet-rich plasma (PRP). These case series study have been conducted on Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection, as a concentrated source of cytokines that can stimulate healing of soft tissue. PRP injection showed positive effect on improving PTRCTs complains. This method improved pain, function, DASH score and shoulder joint range motion in. Because of PRP products are safe and easy to prepare and apply, and also according to improving patient's condition, this method can be used to treat PTRCTs.

Keywords: PRP injection; Partial thickness rotator cuff tears; Platelet-rich plasma.