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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #5075
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

Achilles tendinosis: No difference in clinical outcomes with various injectable treatments


Study Type:Systematic review
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Injectable treatments for noninsertional achilles tendinosis: a systematic review

Foot Ankle Int. 2013 May;34(5):619-28. doi: 10.1177/1071100713475353. Epub 2013 Feb 4

Contributing Authors: CE Gross AR Hsu J Chahal Holmes GB

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Synopsis

Nine randomized controlled trials examining the effects of either platelet-rich plasma (PRP), autologous blood injections, sclerosing agents, protease inhibitors, deproteinized hemodialystate, corticosteroids or prolotherapy in the treatment of non-insertional Achilles tendinosis were selected for this review. The purpose of this review was to summarize the effectiveness of various injectable trea...

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