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Platelet-rich plasma more effective than placebo for knee OA at 6 months

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August 2015

Platelet-rich plasma more effective than placebo for knee OA at 6 months

Vol: 4| Issue: 8| Number:18| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Efficacy of platelet-rich plasma injections in osteoarthritis of the knee: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Br J Sports Med. 2015 May;49(10):657-672

Contributing Authors:
AB Laudy EW Bakker M Rekers MH Moen

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Synopsis

6 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and 4 non-randomized clinical trials with a total of 1110 patients were included in this systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the effectiveness of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections in patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. Results demonstrated a significant reduction in pain in patients treated with PRP compared to patients treated with...

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