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Volume:6 Issue:10 Number:70 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #10651
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

OTA2018: Six-month function, pain similar in PRP injection vs. saline for Achilles tendon rupture

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Platelet-Rich Plasma for Acute Achilles Tendon Rupture: A Double-Blind Multicenter Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial

Contributing Authors: J Alsousou K Willett P Harrison D Keene S Lamb S Wagland S Parsons P Hulley J Thompson M Schlüssel S Dutton

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This ACE Report is a summary of a conference presentation or abstract. The information provided has limited the ability to provide an accurate assessment of the risk of bias or the overall quality. Please interpret the results with caution as trials may be in progress and select results may have been presented.


230 patients with an acute Achilles tendon rupture and elected for nonoperative treatment were randomized to a platelet rich plasma injection or to dry needling. Patients were followed for 24 weeks after treatment. Primary outcome of Limb Symmetry Index on the heel-rise endurance test demonstrated no significant difference between groups. Additionally, secondary outcomes of patient-reported functi...

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