• Platelet-rich plasma injection fails to top placebo for pain, joint benefit in knee OA

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Platelet-rich plasma injections failed to improve knee osteoarthritis symptoms or joint structure at 12 months, compared with a saline placebo, in patients with symptomatic, mild-to-moderate radiographic disease, according to data.
    “The use of platelet-rich plasma for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis is increasing, but most clinical guidelines do not currently recommend it due to the lack of high-quality evidence,” Kim L. Bennell, PhD, of the University of Melbourne, in Victoria, Australia, told Healio Rheumatology. “Also, there is much interest in being able to
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