Thursday, December 10, 2015

PRP injection can heal partial rotator cuff tear

A PRP injecion can repair a partial rotator cuff tear. Partial rotator cuff tears are common in middle age patients and cause lot of pain. They can also lead to stiffness.
Traditionally treatment has been strengthening of adjoining muscles, steroid injections and surgical repair. However these procedures often fail.
Now PRP injections can heal partial rotator cuff tears.
I have tested these patients in my practice with more than six months follow up. They have not returned to me with any recurrent complaints.
The procedure is simple and is done under local anesthesia in an outpatient setting.
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