OrthoEvidence identified published clinical practice guidelines that provided a recommendation on the use of platelet-rich plasma
through a search of electronic databases, reviewing the reference list of included publications,
and suggestions from experts in the field.
We defined a guideline as a “set of systematically developed statements to assist practitioner and patient decisions about
appropriate health care for one clinical condition or disease area.”
Recommendation for the use of platelet-rich plasma in knee osteoarthritis, methodology, and the rationale for their
recommendation were extracted from each guideline and summarised in the tables below.