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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #6840
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

Plasma rich in growth factors intra-articular infiltrations effective and safe for knee OA


Study Type:Systematic review
OE Level Evidence:3
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Efficacy and Safety of Plasma Rich in Growth Factors Intra-Articular Infiltrations in the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis

Arthroscopy. 2014 Aug;30(8):1006-1017

Contributing Authors: E Anitua M Sánchez JJ Aguirre R Prado S Padilla G Orive

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Synopsis

This systematic review identified 5 studies (2 randomized controlled trials, 2 prospective studies, 1 retrospective analysis) that compared plasma rich in growth factors (PRGF) to a control group for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis symptoms, with the aim of determining the efficacy and safety of PRGF. Final analysis revealed PRGF intra-articular infiltrations reduced pain and did not inflict...

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