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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #10323
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Autologous blood product injection no more effective than placebo saline for Achilles tendinopathy


Study Type:Meta analysis
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Meta-analysis Comparing Autologous Blood-Derived Products (Including Platelet-Rich Plasma) Injection Versus Placebo in Patients With Achilles Tendinopathy

Arthroscopy. 2018 Jun;34(6):1966-1975

Contributing Authors: YK Tu MT Lin CF Chiang CH Wu HH Hsu

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Synopsis

Seven randomized controlled trials were included in this meta-analysis which compared function on the Victorian Institute of Sports Assessment - Achilles questionnaire (VISA-A) between autologous blood product injection and placebo group (sham injection, no injection, or physiotherapy alone). Pooled results demonstrated no significant differences between ABP groups and placebo groups for VISA-A sc...

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