Navigation Links
Specialized blood plasma treatment does not improve rotator cuff healing, study finds
Date:2/18/2011

SAN DIEGO, CA Improving healing after a rotator cuff tendon repair is an ongoing problem for orthopaedic surgeons world-wide. Researchers, presenting a study at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day in San Diego (February 19th) found that one of the latest tools for healing injuries, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), does not make a big difference.

"Our study on 79 patients who received platelet-rich plasma with a fibrin matrix (PRFM) demonstrated no real differences in healing in a tendon-to-bone rotator cuff repair. In fact, this preliminary analysis suggests that the PRFM, as used in this study, may have a negative effect on healing. However, this data should be viewed as preliminary, and further study is required" said study author, Scott Rodeo, MD of New York City's Hospital for Special Surgery.

The randomized trial broke the 79 patients into two groups: those that received the PRFM and those that did not. Standardized rotator cuff repair techniques were used for all patients along with post-operative rehabilitation protocols. The tendon healing was evaluated using ultrasound at six and 12 weeks post-operation. Ultrasound was also used to determine blood flow in various areas of the repaired tendon. The researchers also looked at shoulder movement outcome scales and strength measurements.

Researchers think there may be several reasons for a lack of response in healing, including variability in the way platelets are recovered, platelet activation and the mechanisms for the way the PRFM reacts with the tendon cells. The study was also unable to document the number of platelets actually delivered to patients who received the PRFM. Platelets are the cells that help control bleeding and healing.

"Additional research needs to be performed to figure out the mechanisms for why PRP is successful in healing certain areas of the body and not others. With more study we will continue to learn new proced
'/>"/>

Contact: Lisa Weisenberger
lisa@aossm.org
847-655-8647
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Short on specialized intensive care physicians, team-based approach improves ICU outcomes
2. CareTech Solutions Presents Specialized Healthcare Call Center at HIMSS10
3. Chateau Amber Retreat Provides Specialized Post-Cosmetic Surgery Care in Palm Springs Luxury
4. Racial disparities diminish in specialized cancer centers
5. Serving the World With Specialized Insurance for Missionaries
6. The Walden Group, a Specialized Strategic Healthcare Investment Banking Firm, Adds Key Advisory Services
7. Clinical waste management needs specialized regulation
8. Inflammatory Bowel Ups Risk for Blood Clots
9. Bowel disease link to blood clots
10. Local Blood Supply Impacted by Wednesdays Severe Snow Storm
11. PERSONALABS Offers Discounted Healthy Heart Online Blood Tests in February
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/14/2014)... 14, 2014 UWDress.com, is an internationally ... has recently announced its new range of cocktail ... bring more benefits to worldwide ladies, the company is ... lace wedding outfits, blue evening gowns, black formal gowns ... 70 percent off. , The company’s senior spokesman ...
(Date:9/13/2014)... (PRWEB) September 13, 2014 East ... a renowned Vancouver chiropractic clinic, has recently published ... In this latest blog on the topic, Dr ... clarified several myths that people have regarding this ... between the services of a chiropractor and that ...
(Date:9/13/2014)... -- Researchers say they,ve tracked specific activity in the ... clear whether imagination and memory were distinct processes, so ... decided to explore the issue. "I was thinking ... imagining myself in the future, and I started wondering ... Ashby said in a university news release. "I ...
(Date:9/13/2014)... Top10BestSEOHosting.com is a well-known review website the ... web hosting suppliers and announced that FatCow ( ... ASP.NET hosting suppliers in 2014. According to the ... very popular way for webmasters to build dynamic ... is happy to introduce Arvixe, FatCow.com, and Hostgator ...
(Date:9/13/2014)... (PRWEB) September 13, 2014 New York is ... declaring September 23, 2014, Falls Prevention Awareness Day. , ... injuries for those 65 years of age and over. Every ... department for a fall-related injury. Every day because of a ... New Yorkers are hospitalized; and two New Yorkers die. The ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:UWDress.com: Elegant Cocktail Dresses Under $100 Now Offered 2Health News:East Vancouver Chiropractor Releases Blog to Bust Myths about Chiropractic Medicine 2Health News:Scientists Watch Imagination at Work in the Brain 2Health News:Best ASP.NET Hosting Suppliers in 2014 Unveiled By Top10BestSEOHosting.com 2Health News:The New York Physical Therapy Association Supports a Strong Today – Falls Free® Tomorrow on Falls Prevention Awareness Day 2Health News:The New York Physical Therapy Association Supports a Strong Today – Falls Free® Tomorrow on Falls Prevention Awareness Day 3Health News:The New York Physical Therapy Association Supports a Strong Today – Falls Free® Tomorrow on Falls Prevention Awareness Day 4
... BEDFORD, Mass., Sept. 2 Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX ... at the 2009 Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Unplugged Conference in New ... , , Interested parties are invited to ... the investor section of the company,s website at www.hologic.com/investor ...
... not create ,safety concern, agency says , WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2 ... many lipsticks are higher than those reported in 2007 by ... new analysis, conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ... of Cosmetic Science , used new techniques to determine the ...
... , , , ... the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), was named chief executive officer ... to highlight the connections between human, animal, and environmental health. , ... group,s first board of directors meeting on August 14 in Washington, ...
... PHILADELPHIA (September 2, 2009) The Fox Chase Cancer ... National Center for Research Resources of the National Institutes ... facility. The new facility will support advanced ... the way for the development of new treatments. The ...
... space, may be the stuff dreams are made of. ... in those clouds, and it,s not dreams butmothballs? ... Georgia have just shown for the first time that ... as the Unidentified Infrared Bands (UIRs) is a gaseous ...
... Post study, approximately 20% of U.S. soldiers returning from ... a substantial number with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and ... become unacceptable to Army commanders and the soldiers, families. ... however, doctors will now be able to forecast a ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Lead Levels in Many Lipsticks Higher Than Reported 2Health News:Lead Levels in Many Lipsticks Higher Than Reported 3Health News:Former AVMA President to Head National Health Commission 2Health News:Fox Chase Cancer Center receives $8 million NIH grant to expand laboratory animal research facility 2Health News:University of Georgia researchers show component of mothballs is present in deep-space clouds 2Health News:University of Georgia researchers show component of mothballs is present in deep-space clouds 3Health News:Keeping the suicidal soldier alive 2
(Date:9/12/2014)... -- Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG AEX: PHIA) ... 56th Annual Meeting in San Francisco ... consistency and accuracy in cancer treatment. Producing quality results ... oncology solutions underscore Philips, dedication to leading healthcare into ... "Philips is leveraging our expertise in CT, ...
(Date:9/12/2014)... MARIETTA, Ga. , Sept. 12, 2014  WellStar ... Georgia and became the second in the ... sleep apnea.  As part of WellStar Health System, Paulding ... continually offering the latest treatments and solutions. ... sleep apnea in patients who are unable to use ...
(Date:9/12/2014)... According to the new research ... Infectious Diseases Testing Kits, Cardiac & Tumor Markers), by ... & Prescription Based - Global Forecast to 2018" published ... over the forecast period of 2013 to 2018. The ... 9.3% from 2013 to 2018, to reach $27.5 billion ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Philips Demonstrates Commitment to Radiation Oncology Solutions at ASTRO 2014 2Philips Demonstrates Commitment to Radiation Oncology Solutions at ASTRO 2014 3WellStar Pioneers New Sleep Apnea Treatment 2Point-Of-Care Diagnostic Market Worth $27.5 Billion by 2018 2Point-Of-Care Diagnostic Market Worth $27.5 Billion by 2018 3Point-Of-Care Diagnostic Market Worth $27.5 Billion by 2018 4
... May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Global Pharm Holdings ... "Company"), a China-based leading vertically integrated pharmaceutical company ... cultivation businesses through its subsidiaries in the Anhui, ... financial results for the first quarter ended March ...
... MAYWOOD, N.J., May 16, 2011 New Jersey Center ... sites in the nation to treat advanced prostate cancer ... therapeutic class known as autologous cellular immunotherapies.  PROVENGE was ... for the treatment of men with asymptomatic or minimally ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Global Pharm Holdings Group Announces First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 2Global Pharm Holdings Group Announces First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 3Global Pharm Holdings Group Announces First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 4Global Pharm Holdings Group Announces First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 5Global Pharm Holdings Group Announces First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 6Global Pharm Holdings Group Announces First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 7Global Pharm Holdings Group Announces First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 8Global Pharm Holdings Group Announces First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 9Global Pharm Holdings Group Announces First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 10Global Pharm Holdings Group Announces First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 11New Jersey Center for Prostate Cancer & Urology Among First in Nation to Treat Advanced Prostate Cancer Patients with PROVENGE 2
PDA-version of the leading portable drug reference....
PDA formatted guide containing outlines and detailed information on the diagnosis and treatment of HIV infection and AIDS....
PDA application contains 15,000+ ICD-9-CM Diagnosis codes....
Information on diagnosis and management of 500 common or important medical and surgical disorders....
Medicine Products: