PRP Case Study 3
Shoulder Rotator Cuff Tear
The patient is a 45-year-old male with complaints of right shoulder pain for three weeks after bench pressing and feeling a “crunch”. An initial MRI demonstrated a tear of the middle supraspinatus (rotator cuff) along with bursitis (fluid build up around the tendon). A musculoskeletal ultrasound confirmed the partial rotator cuff tear.
Orthohealing Center Treatment and Outcome:
After an evaluation by Dr. Steve Sampson, the patient received a platelet rich plasma injection graft under ultrasound guidance approximately 5 weeks following his injury. Following a series of four (4) PRP injections, the patient is now back at the gym and able to exercise without pain, and avoided surgical repair of his rotator cuff.
“PRP is an invaluable alternative to surgery. I had a torn rotator cuff and after 4 treatments I’m 100% healed.”