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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #10495
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

No difference in function or ultrasound findings between PRP and saline for Achilles tendinopathy


Study Type:Meta analysis
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Is Platelet-rich Plasma Injection Effective for Chronic Achilles Tendinopathy? A Meta-analysis

Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2018 Aug;476(8):1633-1641. doi: 10.1007/s11999.0000000000000258

Contributing Authors: C Zhang SZ Xu YZ Cai PC Gu YJ Zhang JY Du XJ Lin

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Synopsis

Four randomized controlled trials were included in this meta-analysis which aimed to evaluate the effect of platelet-rich plasma injections in addition to eccentric exercises relative to saline injections in addition to eccentric exercise. Pooled results on VISA-A scores, tendon thickness, and color Doppler activity demonstrated no significant differences between PRP and saline injections groups.

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