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Med Sport Sci. 2012;57:65-75. doi: 10.1159/000328904. Epub 2011 Oct 4.

Autologous blood products in rotator cuff repair.

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  • 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Sports Injury Unit, Meir University Hospital, Kfar Saba, Israel.


We review the management of rotator cuff tears, the mechanism of action of autologous blood products, principally platelet-rich plasma, and the current evidence for effective use of platelet-rich plasma, particularly in relation to the shoulder and chronic rotator cuff tears, for biological augmentation of rotator cuff repair.

Copyright © 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel.

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