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ACE Report #9758
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

ISAKOS2017: Efficacy of platelet-rich plasma injections in the treatment of rotator cuff tendinitis

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

A study on the efficacy of platelet-rich plasma in the treatment of rotator cuff tendinitis

Contributing Authors: V Abraham

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This ACE Report is a summary of a conference presentation or abstract. The information provided has limited the ability to provide an accurate assessment of the risk of bias or the overall quality. Please interpret the results with caution as trials may be in progress and select results may have been presented.


40 patients with rotator cuff tendinitis were randomized to subacromial injection of either platelet-rich plasma or triamicinolone acetonide. Patients were assessed for pain and functional score over a 12-month follow-up. Change in Constant score after 12 months was significantly greater in the PRP group compared to the steroid group. Both groups demonstrate similar, significant reductions in visu...

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