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Volume:3 Issue:6 Number:60 ISSN#:2564-2537
ACE Report #6529
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

EFORT: Autologous blood and saline injections similar for chronic patellar tendinopathy

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OrthoEvidence. EFORT: Autologous blood and saline injections similar for chronic patellar tendinopathy. ACE Report. 2014;3(6):60. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/6529

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

Double-blind randomised controlled trial: Injection of autologous blood for chronic patella tendinopathy

Contributing Authors: P Resteghini S Mughal T Khanbhai GK Wartemberg D Neophytou Z Sivardeen

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Twenty-two patients with chronic patellar tendinopathy were randomized to receive either an autologous blood injection (ABI) or saline injection to the patellar tendon. Participants were followed-up for 12 months thereafter using the McGill Pain Questionnaire and Victorian Institute of Sport Assessment (VISA) scale. Both the ABI group and saline group demonstrated significant improvement in both o...

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