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

@inproceedings{Shen2017TheTE,
  title={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},
  author={Longxiang Shen and Ting Yuan and Shengbao Chen and Xuetao Xie and Changqing Zhang},
  booktitle={Journal of orthopaedic surgery and research},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND Quite a few randomized controlled trials (RCTs) investigating the efficacy of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for treatment of knee osteoarthritis (OA) have been recently published. Therefore, an updated systematic review was performed to evaluate the temporal effect of PRP on knee pain and physical function. METHODS Pubmed, Embase, Cochrane library, and Scopus were searched for human RCTs comparing the efficacy and/or safety of PRP infiltration with other intra-articular injections. A… CONTINUE READING
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