Shoulder Rotator Cuff Disease
Can Platelet-Rich Plasma Help?
Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL
A recent study examined the effects of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) compared to dry needling as a treatment for rotator cuff disease. The PRP and dry needling were both found to have a beneficial effect on supraspinatus injury. The supraspinatus is one of the four rotator cuff muscles that is the prime initial mover of shoulder elevation or abduction. Of interesting note was that the patients that underwent platelet‑rich plasma experience more significant pain relief in improvement of function at 6-month followup. The results suggested the beneficial effect of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections as a beneficial treatment for shoulder pain, tendon injury and partial tears of the rotator cuff. Dr. Lox has incorporated platelet-rich plasma and stem cell therapy in the treatment of rotator cuff and shoulder pain problems as a part of an extensive overall rehabilitation program. Small tears of the supraspinatus can lead to a more progressive problem of tendinosis or complete rotator cuff tear which may progress to joint degeneration. The utilization of regenerative medicine techniques to prevent these injuries is a key focus of research.
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Dennis M. Lox, MD, serves patients in the greater Tampa Bay area, including, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa, New Port Richey, Sarasota, and Spring Hill. He has been pleased to accommodate the needs of patients throughout Florida, the United States, the Western Hemisphere, and Europe, as well. Located in the 33765 and 33765 areas, our offices can be reached at (727) 462-5582 (Clearwater) and (727) 817-1909 (New Port Richey). Call to schedule your visit today.