Platelet-Rich Plasma for Frozen Shoulder: A Case Report

Aslani, Hamidreza and Nourbakhsh, Seyed Taghi and Zafarani, Zohreh and Ahmadi-Bani, Monireh and Shahsavand Ananloo, Mohammad Ebrahim and Beigy, Maani and Salehi, Shahin (2016) Platelet-Rich Plasma for Frozen Shoulder: A Case Report. The Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery, 4 (1). pp. 90-93.

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Frozen shoulder is a glenohumeral joint disorder that perturbs movement because of adhesion and the existence of fibrosis in the shoulder capsule. Platelet-rich plasma can produce collagen and growth factors, which increases stem cells and consequently enhances the healing. To date, there is no evidence regarding the effectiveness of platelet-rich plasma in frozen shoulder. A 45-year-old man with shoulder adhesive capsulitis volunteered for this treatment. He underwent two consecutive platelet-rich plasma injections at the seventh and eighth month after initiation of symptoms. We measured pain, function, and ROM by the visual analogue scale (VAS), and scores from the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaire and goniometer; respectively. After the first injection, the patient reported 60 improvement regarding diurnal shoulder pain, and no night pains. Also, two-fold improvement for ROM and more than 70 improvement for function were reported. This study suggests the use of platelet-rich plasma in frozen shoulder to be tested in randomized trials.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WE Musculoskeletal system
WO Surgery
Divisions: Journals > Archives of Bone & Joint Surgery
Depositing User: abjs abjs
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2017 17:26
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2017 17:26

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