Platelets do improve failure rates in rotator cuff repair, but are too expensive.

In their efforts to help patients regain better mobility and quality of life after an injury, physicians and scientist look towards regenerative medicine. Between biologic feasibility and legal regulations, platelet concentrates have a justified claim at being the hottest ticket when it comes to clinical applications in this new field. In principle, the same clot that forms and leads to healing if you cut your finger is harv ested, concentrated, and applied to a damaged tissue. One injury that is stopping athletes in their tracks, both word class professionals and weekend warriors alike, is a torn rotator cuff. This group of muscles controls motion of the shoulder while at the same time main

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