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A 57-year-old male asked:

Does platelet rich plasma injections work for rotator cuff tears?

4 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Platelet Rich Plasma: Although experimental there is some encouraging results and many anecdotal cases of improvement of small to moderate tears. For more information check www.Totaltendon.Com or www.Bloodcure.Com.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Not a recognized: Treatment. While some providers use platelet rich plasma from the patient, there is no credible evidence that it helps in healing.
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
PRP: It can definitely help with healing. It will not cure a rotator cuff tear.
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
PRP success varies: "injuries treated with prp therapy include: rotator cuff, quadriceps, hamstring, achilles tendon injuries and tennis elbow. Essentially any tendon or ligament injury except complete tears may be treated successfully..." while prp helps in many cases, it may not replace the need for surgery in the long-run. For info on how I use prp - http://www.Orthonc.Com/news-updates/what-prp-therapy.
Last updated Dec 10, 2013
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