Clinical Results of Platelet-Rich Plasma for Partial Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears: A Case Series

Document Type : CASE REPORT


1 Knee and Sport Medicine Research and Education Center, Milad Hospital, Tehran, Iran

2 Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran


Partial thickness rotator cuff tears (PTRCTs) are a common pathology among shoulder disorders in people over 50 years.
Treatment of PTRCTs remains controversial. Most studies on the treatment of PTRCTs have explained surgical techniques
or outcomes; few studies have centralized on the conservative and new management of PTRCTs, like treatment
with Platelet-rich plasma (PRP). These case series study have been conducted on Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection,
as a concentrated source of autologous platelets in blood plasma, contains several different growth factors and other
cytokines that can stimulate healing of soft tissue.
PRP injection showed positive effect on improving PTRCTs complains. This method improved pain, function, DASH score
and shoulder joint range motion in. Because of PRP products are safe and easy to prepare and apply, and also according
to improving patient’s condition, this method can be used to treat PTRCTs.


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Volume 5, Issue 5
September 2017
Pages 328-331
  • Receive Date: 24 July 2017
  • Revise Date: 30 August 2017
  • Accept Date: 30 August 2017
  • First Publish Date: 01 September 2017