New Study BJSM: Platelet Rich Plasma PRP Demonstrates Positive Effect for Bicipital Tendinopathy in Spinal Cord Injury

May 14

New Study BJSM: Platelet Rich Plasma PRP Demonstrates Positive Effect for Bicipital Tendinopathy in Spinal Cord Injury

TOBI Faculty, Dr. Victor Ibrahim, Dr. Danielle Aufiero, Dr. Steven Sampson demonstrated a significant effect of PRP on shoulder pain in wheel chair athletes compared to the opposite symptomatic extremity as a control. While the study sample is admittedly small, there was statistically significant data on the overall positive effect of PRP in the treatment of biceps tendinopathy in the spinal cord injury population.

Given the study results, further investigation is warranted including a randomized control trial.

The procedure involved an ultrasound guided tendon sheath injection and no adverse effects were reported in this unique population. This is one of the few papers using PRP in spinal cord injury.

Dr Sampson presented the data at the International Scientific Tendinoapthy Symposium in Vancouver.

View Abstract: http://m.bjsm.bmj.com/content/47/9/e2.33.abstract

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