PRP Research

PRP (platelet rich plasma) injections are have been proven successful in improving clinical outcomes and decreasing the re-tear rate in arthroscopic repair of rotator cuff tears.

Published in the June 2019 edition of The Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research is the most recent meta-analysis on the subject of PRP in shoulder orthopaedics.  The conclusion states:

Conclusions: The current systematic review and meta-analysis reveals that PRP treatment with arthroscopic repair of rotator cuff tears decreases the retear rate and improves the clinical outcomes.

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Despite these science, most ortho’s are slow to mandate prp in their surgical protocol.  For this reason, we supplement our post-op rehab protocols here at SMNW with a series of 1-3 ultrasound guided prp injections into and around the healing tissues.