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ACE Report #5661
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

PRP injections vs. eccentric loading for nonoperative Achilles tendinopathy management


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

Achilles tendinopathy management: A pilot randomised controlled trial comparing platelet-rich plasma injection with an eccentric loading programme

Bone Joint Res. 2013 Oct 17;2(10):227-32

Contributing Authors: RS Kearney N Parsons ML Costa

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Synopsis

20 patients with a clinical diagnosis of mid-substance Achilles tendinopathy were randomized to compare the efficacy of two nonoperative interventions: platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections and an eccentric loading programme. Patients were evaluated over 6 months with the VISA-A questionnaire and the EuroQol 5-Dimension questionnaire (EQ-5D). The evidence presented in this study indicated that VIS...

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