Platelet Rich Plasma in Arthroscopically Repaired Rotator Cuff Muscle: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
Patrick Henry Lorenzo, Jeremy James C. Munji
Apr 2019 DOI 10.35460/2546-1621.2018-0047 Access
Background: Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has been used as a biologic augmenter in arthroscopically repaired rotator cuff muscle. The objective of this metaanalysis is to compare the clinical and structural outcomes of patients with and without PRP supplementation in arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.
Methods: A systematic search in different online databases was done to evaluate studies involving PRP supplementation in arthroscopically rotator cuff muscle, reviewing the re-tear rates, pain scale and functional shoulder scores in groups with and without PRP supplementation.
Results: Six studies were used for the metaanalysis. Arthroscopically repaired rotator cuff with PRP Supplementation showed better clinical and structural outcomes compared to the group who did not receive supplementation which were considered statistically significant.
Conclusion: PRP as a biologic augmenter can decrease the re-tear rates as well as pain scale of patients and can improve the functional shoulder scores of patients with arthroscopically repaired rotator cuff muscle.
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