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ACE Report #11563
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IA-PRP significantly better than HA or corticosteroid injections in function or pain in knee OA


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Intra-articular injections of platelet-rich plasma, hyaluronic acid or corticosteroids for knee osteoarthritis : A prospective randomized controlled study

Orthopade. 2019 Mar;48(3):239-247.

Contributing Authors: X Xu X Liu J Liu Y Huang

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Synopsis

120 patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis were randomized to receive intra-articular (IA) injections of platelet rich plasma (PRP), hyaluronic acid (HA) or corticosteroid for the treatment of pain and improvement of function. Outcomes of interest included the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities (WOMAC) Osteoarthritis Index, Visual Analog Scale (VAS) for pain and adverse events. Follo...

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