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ACE Report #11380
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

AAOS2019: LP-PRP injection added to dry needling ineffective in treatment of patellar tendinopathy

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

Leukocyte-Poor Platelet-Rich Plasma as a Treatment for Patellar Tendinopathy: A Double Blind Randomized Controlled Trial

Contributing Authors: EJ Strauss A Wasterlain JL Dragoo

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30 patients with patellar tendinopathy and scheduled for treatment with ultrasound-guided dry needling were randomized to treatment with or without the addition of leukocyte-poor platelet rich plasma injection. Outcomes of interest included the Victorian Institutes of Sport Assessment (VISA) patellar tendinopathy score, pain on a visual analog scale, and Lysholm knee scores over 12-week and 6-mont...

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