Study: Arthroscopic needling yielded high rate of persistent rotator cuff defects
Although arthroscopic needling provided good clinical outcomes, recently published results showed a high rate of persistent rotator cuff defects 1 year after surgery.
Researchers randomly assigned 20 patients with rotator cuff calcification to receive a perioperative platelet-rich plasma (PRP) infiltration at the rotator cuff defect and 20 patients to a control group. Researchers assessed patients clinically preoperatively and at 6-weeks, 3-months, 6-months and 1-year postoperatively. Outcome measures included the Constant score, the Simple Shoulder Test and the QuickDASH.