Platelet-rich plasma augmentation for arthroscopic rotator cuff repair: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Castricini2011PlateletrichPA,
  title={Platelet-rich plasma augmentation for arthroscopic rotator cuff repair: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Roberto Castricini and Umile Giuseppe Longo and Massimo de Benedetto and Nicola Panfoli and Piergiorgio Pirani and Raul Zini and Nicola Maffulli and Vincenzo Denaro},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={39 2},
  pages={258-65}
}
BACKGROUND After reinsertion on the humerus, the rotator cuff has limited ability to heal. Growth factor augmentation has been proposed to enhance healing in such procedure. PURPOSE This study was conducted to assess the efficacy and safety of growth factor augmentation during rotator cuff repair. STUDY DESIGN Randomized controlled trial; Level of evidence, 1. METHODS Eighty-eight patients with a rotator cuff tear were randomly assigned by a computer-generated sequence to receive… CONTINUE READING