Spotlight on science: New meta-analysis of PRP in osteoarthritis (OA) of knee

Mar 22, 2017 | News | 0 comments

The group of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Sixth People’s Hospital in Shanghai, China, has just published an excellent meta-analysis where it analyzes 14 RCT studies of knee osteoarthritis (OA) treatments, comparing the efficacy of intra-articular injections Of PRP against other treatments: placebo, hyaluronic acid (HA), ozone and corticosteroids.
Conclusion: In all the studies evaluated, the PRP treatment showed significantly better results than the control treatments, using as indicators of clinical efficacy the WOMAC-PAIN, WOMAC PHYSICAL FUNCTION and WOMAC GLOBAL indices. On the other hand, it was also determined that treatment with PRP does not significantly increase the risk of adverse effects.

For more information please consult the study here.

Shen L, Yuan T, Chen S, Xie X, Zhang C. The temporal effect of platelet-rich plasma on pain and physical function in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. J Orthop Surg Res. 2017 Jan 23;12(1):16.

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