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PRP vs Cortisone for rotator cuff injury - 2022 Review

Updated: Jan 4, 2023

Platelet-rich plasma vs corticosteroid for treatment of rotator cuff tendinopathy: 2022 Review



Looking to explore clinical effects regrarding functional recovery, pain relief, and range of motion of shoulder of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection and corticosteroid (cortisone) injection in treating rotator cuff tendinopathy.


Randomised trials of both injection treatments. Review short-term (3-6 weeks), medium-term (8-12 weeks) and long-term (≥24 weeks)


Results: 7 trials were included with 379 patients, 188 patients in PRP group and 191 patients in cortisone group.


Findings: For shoulder cuff tendon injury and disease, pain relief and functional recovery during short and medium-term follow-up period were similar. However, RPR injection treatment showed superior advantages over cortisone injection in terms of functional recovery and pain relief during long-term follow-up.





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