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ACE Report #7996
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

Knee OA: Intraarticular injections of PRP show no benefit over HA over a 12 month period


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Platelet-Rich Plasma Intra-articular Knee Injections Show No Superiority Versus Viscosupplementation: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Am J Sports Med. 2015 Jul;43(7):1575-82

Contributing Authors: G Filardo B Di Matteo A Di Martino ML Merli A Cenacchi P Fornasari M Marcacci E Kon

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Synopsis

192 patients with unilateral osteoarthritis or chondropathy of the knee were randomized to receive 3 intra-articular injections of either hyaluronic acid or platelet-rich plasma. The purpose of the study was to compare the two treatments in terms of clinical results up to 12 months after treatment in this patient population. Results indicated significant benefits of both treatments in all clinical...

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