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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #10250
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

Platelet-rich plasma injection versus control for acute muscle injuries


Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Effective in the Treatment of Acute Muscle Injuries? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Sports Med. 2018 Apr;48(4):971-989

Contributing Authors: G Filardo S Zaffagnini A Grassi F Napoli I Romandini K Samuelsson C Candrian

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Synopsis

Six randomized controlled trials were included in this meta-analysis evaluating the efficacy of platelet-rich plasma injections for the treatment of acute muscle injuries. Among all studies, time to return to sport was significantly shorter following PRP injection versus control treatment. In contrast, in subgroup analyses, time to return to sport did not significantly differ between PRP injection...

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