Frozen Shoulder Treatment Birmingham
Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis), is extremely common and highly associated with severe pain and prolong disability. Furthermore, it can be extremely difficult to treat. The below study look specifically into the comparison between corticosteroid injection and platelet rich plasma (PRP).
PRP is a small volume of plasma containing a high concentration of human platelets. PRP has the ability to generate collagen and growth factors, as well as boosting stem cells, with the clinical aim of enhancing and facilitating the healing process by providing large concentrations of alpha-granules carrying physiologically active bioactive protein growth factors to the areas of tissue damage. Adhesive capsulitis (commonly known as frozen shoulder) is more frequent in the 5th decade of life and often associated with conditions like diabetes mellitus and hypothyroidism.
When comparing group PRP treatment to corticosteroid, the results in the study have identified that group the PRP group had a significant improvement in the mobility after injection. In this study, the mobility after PRP. The required duration of treatment is greater compared to PRP injections. In comparison to intra-articular corticosteroid injection, there is a substantial improvement in pain score and range of motion in patients with frozen shoulder following intra-articular injection of PRP. Hence, it is believed that intra- articular injections of PRP should be utilised frequently in the treatment of frozen shoulder to achieve better outcomes. study here
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