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Volume:8 Issue:8 Number:7 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #12293
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

Longer Lasting Clinical Improvements with PRP vs Corticosteroid Injections for Knee Osteoarthritis


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Intra-articular platelet-rich plasma vs corticosteroids in the treatment of moderate knee osteoarthritis: a single-center prospective randomized controlled study with a 1-year follow up.

J Orthop Surg Res. 2020; 15: 257.

Contributing Authors: L Vidal A Peredistijs A Elksnins-Finogejevs

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Synopsis

Forty patients above the age of 55 with knee osteoarthritis (OA) were randomized to receive an intra-articular injection of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or corticosteroid (triamcinolone acetonide) to improve pain and function. The primary outcome of interest was pain on a Visual Analog Scale (VAS) at 1 year post-treatment. Secondary outcomes of interest included the International Knee Documentation ...

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