Journal article

The Effectiveness of Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections in Gluteal Tendinopathy A Randomized, Double-Blind Controlled Trial Comparing a Single Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection With a Single Corticosteroid Injection

Jane Fitzpatrick, Max K Bulsara, John O'Donnell, Paul Robert McCrory, Ming Hao Zheng

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Gluteus medius/minimus tendinopathy is a common cause of lateral hip pain or greater trochanteric pain syndrome. HYPOTHESIS: There would be no difference in the modified Harris Hip Score (mHHS) between a single platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection compared with a corticosteroid injection in the treatment of gluteal tendinopathy. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial; Level of evidence, 1. METHODS: There were 228 consecutive patients referred with gluteal tendinopathy who were screened to enroll 80 participants; 148 were excluded (refusal: n = 42; previous surgery or sciatica: n = 50; osteoarthritis, n = 17; full-thickness tendon tear, n = 17; other: n = 22). Participants were..

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