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Platelet Rich Plasma for Rotator Cuff Repair

Len Funk on Sky Sports News talking about PRP in Athletes - April 2009

Repair techniques for rotator cuff tears have improved significantly over the past decade, with advanced arthroscopic techniques, strong anchors and suture materials and rehabilitation programmes. However, the poor tendon biology of the degenerative rotator cuff tissue does lead to a retear/failure rate of 10-30%. PRP offers an exciting, safe and simple option to improving the tendon repair quality and rate of healing. Early studies appear optimistic ( Randelli, Disab Rehab 2006 ; Du Toit, IJSS 2007 , Mishra et al. Clin J Sports Med, 2009 ).

Ourown results have also shown benefit for high risk and revision rotator cuff repairs. Click Here.

 


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