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Table 1 Baseline and clinical characteristics of the PRP and corticosteroid groups

From: Corticosteroids or platelet-rich plasma injections for rotator cuff tendinopathy: a randomized clinical trial study

Variables Groups
PRP (n=30) Corticosteroid (n = 28) Overall p value
Age—years 57.33 ± 9.80 53.60 ± 7.24 55.53 ± 8.79 0.108
Sex—no. (%)     0.644
 Male 5 (16.7) 6 (21.4) 11 (19)  
 Female 25 (83.3) 22 (78.6) 47 (81)  
VAS score 6.66 ± 2.26 5.53 ± 1.80 6.14 ± 2.15 0.041
Flexion—degrees 116.90 ± 37.58 135.42 ± 35.70 126 ± 38.15 0.060
Extension—degrees 35.16 ± 10.78 41.42 ± 10.87 38.21 ± 10.19 0.017
Abduction—degrees 102.83 ± 36.07 118.46 ± 41.43 109.32 ± 39.50 0.130
Adduction—degrees 20.50 ± 8.23 23.21 ± 7.09 22.05 ± 7.73 0.186
Internal rotation—degrees 64.26 ± 17.06 60.17 ± 19.41 62.73 ± 18.26 0.397
External rotation—degrees 59.66 ± 23.81 57.14 ± 24.69 58.39 ± 24.49 0.694
WORC score 32.85 ± 19.43 35.56 ± 17.97 34.46 ± 18.81 0.585
DASH score 54.02 ± 18.24 52.50 ± 20.32 53.51 ± 1925 0.764
Supraspinatus thickness—mm 6.97 ± 1.46 7.47 ± 1.38 7.20 ± 1.43 0.354
  1. PRP platelet-rich plasma, VAS Visual Analogue Scale, WORC Western Ontario Rotator Cuff, DASH Disability of Arm-Hand-Shoulder