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Volume:6 Issue:4 Number:45 ISSN#:2563-5476
Author Verified
Meta-analysis
ACE Report #9463
Ace Report Cover General Orthopaedics

Autologous whole blood vs. corticosteroids for epicondylopathy and plantar fasciopathy


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OrthoEvidence. Autologous whole blood vs. corticosteroids for epicondylopathy and plantar fasciopathy. ACE Report. 2017;6(4):45. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/9463

Study Type:Meta analysis
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Autologous whole blood or corticosteroid injections for the treatment of epicondylopathy and plantar fasciopathy? A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Phys Ther Sport. 2016 Nov;22:114-122

Contributing Authors: K Tsikopoulos A Tsikopoulos K Natsis

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Synopsis

The present study is a meta-analysis evaluating the efficacy of autologous whole blood (AWB) therapy versus corticosteroid injections in the treatment of epicondylopathy and plantar fasciopathy (PF). The primary outcome was pain relief at 2-6, 8-13, and 24-26 weeks. The authors included a total of 9 RCTs, and found statistically significant results in favour of corticosteroids at 2-6 weeks for pat...

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