Comparison Of Injection Therapies For Acromioclavicular Joint Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial
The primary objective of this study is to assess the effectiveness of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) as compared to corticosteroid injection (CSI) therapy used for the management of acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) dysfunction. Because definitive conclusions on the value of one treatment over the other are lacking, clinical trials like the proposed study are of great importance. The findings from this trial will help provide stronger evidence from which to guide optimal care of AC joint pathology. The superiority of one over the other is currently unknown. Furthermore, the current reporting of PRP preparation and composition does not enable comparison of the PRP products being delivered to patients. This study seeks to develop a detailed, precise, and stepwise description of the PRP preparation protocol in order to allow comparison among studies and provide reproducibility.