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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #9526
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

Leukocyte-rich platelet-rich plasma preparations effective in the management of tendinopathies


Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

The Effectiveness of Platelet-Rich Plasma in the Treatment of Tendinopathy

Am J Sports Med. 2017 Jan;45(1):226-233

Contributing Authors: MH Zheng J Fitzpatrick M Bulsara

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Synopsis

18 randomized controlled trials were included in this network meta-analysis to evaluate the effect of platelet-rich plasma injections in the management of tendinopathies and if outcomes are affected by the type of preparation. The results from this study indicate that platelet-rich plasma is an effective treatment for tendinopathies and that leukocyte-rich platelet-rich plasma preparations appear ...

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