Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Volgograd State Medical University

PRP-therapy efficiency analysis for various shoulder tendinopathies

Year: 2019, volume 15 Issue: №3 Pages: 648-653
Heading: Traumatology and Orthopedics Article type: Original article
Authors: Norkin A.I., Malanin D.A., Tregubov A.S., Demeshchenko M.V., Cherezov L.L., Shormanov A.M., Emkuzhev O.L., Anisimova E.A.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University, Volgograd Medical Scientific Center, Volgograd State Medical University

Objective: to perform comparative analysis of PRP-therapy efficiency in patients with various shoulder tendinopathies. Material and Methods. 122 patients with rotator cuff tendinopathies (66%), subacromial impingements and rotator cuff tendinopathies (16%), CLB tendon tendinopathies (18%) participated in the research. The diagnostic scales for estimation of pain syndrome and shoulder joint function, as well as ultrasound and MRT examinations were employed to assess the outcomes in 1 and 6 months after PRP-therapy. Results. Patients of all groups had significant improvements by scales compared to their condition at the beginning of PRP-therapy. The positive response obtained in one month after the treatment still subsisted in 6 months. The most impressive responses to treatment were observed in patients with rotator cuff and CLB tendinopathies (strong middle effect 0.8-0.88). The patients of these groups self-estimated their outcomes relatively high. The scores defining outcomes were somewhat lower in the group of patients with both rotator cuff tendinopathies and subacromial impingements. Both MRT and ultrasound examinations revealed improvements in shoulder joint structures: edema reduction and dissipation, hypoechoic signal areas. Conclusion. PRP-therapy at shoulder tendinopathies may be referred to safe effective biological methods of treatment.

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