Novel Orthobiologic Preparation and Regenerative Rehabilitation of a Complex Shoulder Injury in a Competitive Adolescent Female Athlete.
Escaloni J, Mazloomdoost D, Young I.
Background: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and prolotherapy have resulted in promising outcomes in patients with various types of shoulder injuries. However, there is a lack of preliminary evidence supporting preparation of PRP production, timely application of these therapies and regenerative rehabilitation protocols. The purpose of this case report is to describe the distinct method including orthobiologic preparation, tissue-specific treatment and regenerative rehabilitation of an athlete with a complex shoulder injury.
Case Presentation: A 15y/o competitive female wrestler with a complex shoulder injury presented to the clinic after unsuccessful conservative rehabilitation. Unique methods were incorporated to optimize PRP production, specific tissue healing and regenerative rehabilitation. Multiple injuries required different orthobiologic interventions at different time frames, in order to promote optimal healing and stability of the shoulder.
Outcomes: The described interventions resulted in successful outcomes including pain, disability, full return to sport, and regenerative tissue healing confirmed with diagnostic imaging.
Level of Evidence: 5