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How does platelet rich plasma therapy for shoulder injuries work?

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Dr. Daniel Mass
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: Unknown

There is a debate in the literature as to whether prp is helpful.
It is mainly used in rotator cuff repairs. Prp has many stimulating growth factors that is thought to expedite rotator cuff healing.

In brief: Unknown

There is a debate in the literature as to whether prp is helpful.
It is mainly used in rotator cuff repairs. Prp has many stimulating growth factors that is thought to expedite rotator cuff healing.
Dr. Daniel Mass
Dr. Daniel Mass
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Dr. Scott Diede
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Data not strong...

The theory is that the body can't on its own get enough healing or growth factors to the area (tendon), but concentrated platelet injected there enhance the nutrients and growth factors to allow the body to heal it.
While many doctors do this, the most robust scientific trials (randomized controlled trials) have been ambiguous as to if it really works. Insurance probably won't cover it (check...).

In brief: Data not strong...

The theory is that the body can't on its own get enough healing or growth factors to the area (tendon), but concentrated platelet injected there enhance the nutrients and growth factors to allow the body to heal it.
While many doctors do this, the most robust scientific trials (randomized controlled trials) have been ambiguous as to if it really works. Insurance probably won't cover it (check...).
Dr. Scott Diede
Dr. Scott Diede
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