Intra-Articular Injections of Platelet-Rich Plasma versus Hyaluronic Acid in the Treatment of Osteoarthritic Knee Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial in the Context of the Spanish National Health Care System

@inproceedings{MontaezHeredia2016IntraArticularIO,
  title={Intra-Articular Injections of Platelet-Rich Plasma versus Hyaluronic Acid in the Treatment of Osteoarthritic Knee Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial in the Context of the Spanish National Health Care System},
  author={Elvira Monta{\~n}ez-Heredia and S. Sa{\'u}l Irizar and Pedro J. Huertas and Esperanza Otero and Marta del Valle and Isidro Prat and Macarena S. D{\'i}az-Gallardo and Macarena Per{\'a}n and Juan Antonio Marchal and Mar{\'i}a del Carmen Hern{\'a}ndez-Lamas},
  booktitle={International journal of molecular sciences},
  year={2016}
}
Intra-articular injection of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been established as a suitable treatment for knee osteoarthritis. Here, we present a double-blind randomized controlled clinical trial, conducted in a public Hospital of the Spanish National Health Care System, to evaluate the efficacy of injecting autologous PRP versus hyaluronic acid (HA) in knee osteoarthritis. PRP was manufactured in Malaga's Regional Blood Center (Spain). Patients that met the eligibility criteria were randomized… CONTINUE READING
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