Category Archives: Rotator Cuff

Study on Platelet-rich Plasma in Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

Recently, Dr. Pietro Randelli and collegues hypothesized that if Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) were instilled in combination with white blood cells in patients who had just undergone rotator cuff repair, those patients’ recovery would be accelerated. The Italian doctors set out … Continue reading

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Regenerative Medicine used in hopes of Rejuvenating Bartolo Colon’s Pitching Career

Bartolo Colon is a 37-year-old pitcher for the New York Yankees. Last year, Colon injured ligaments in his throwing elbow and shoulder. The ramifications of such an injury for pitchers in the later years of their careers are potentially devastating. For this … Continue reading

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Study Finds Little Benefit in Applying Platelet-Rich Plasma with a Fibrin Matrix to Rotator Cuff Repairs

Expediting the healing of a rotator cuff following surgical repair is of great interest to orthopaedic surgeons. At the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine’s Speciality Day, hosted in San Diego on February 19th, researchers presented recent findings stating that platelet-rich plasma … Continue reading

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