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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #9025
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No efficacy of platelet concentrates in spinal fusion union, complication & revision rates


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

Platelet concentrates in spine fusion: meta-analysis of union rates and complications in controlled trials

Eur Spine J. 2016 May;25(5):1474-83

Contributing Authors: J Vavken P Vavken A Mameghani C Camathias S Schaeren

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Synopsis

10 studies (6 RCTs) were included in this meta-analysis for the purpose of determining whether or not platelet concentrates are able to enhance union rates and reduce overall complications in patients undergoing fusion for degenerative and traumatic etiologies. Pooled results indicated that the use of platelet concentrates resulted in a significantly decreased union rate compared to control groups...

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