Autologous platelet rich plasma for arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. A pilot study.

@article{Randelli2008AutologousPR,
  title={Autologous platelet rich plasma for arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. A pilot study.},
  author={Pietro Randelli and Paolo Arrigoni and Paolo Cabitza and Piero Volpi and Nicola Maffulli},
  journal={Disability and rehabilitation},
  year={2008},
  volume={30 20-22},
  pages={1584-9}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Arthroscopic repair of rotator cuff tears can produce excellent results. The application of platelet rich plasma during arthroscopic rotator cuff repair is safe, and produces results which do not deteriorate over time. METHODS A total of 14 patients undergoing arthroscopic repair of a rotator cuff tear received an intra-operative application of autologous platelet rich plasma in combination with an autologous thrombin component after tear repair. Following the procedure… CONTINUE READING
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