Two-year outcomes in adults with acute Achilles tendon ruptures are similar with PRP and placebo

Clinical Question

Are platelet-rich plasma injections safe and effective in adults with acute Achilles tendon ruptures?

Bottom line

After 2 years, adults with acute complete Achilles tendon rupture treated with PRP injections and those treated with placebo have similar outcomes for pain and function. 1b-

Study design: Randomized controlled trial (single-blinded)

Funding: Other

Setting: Outpatient (specialty)

Reviewer

Henry C. Barry, MD, MS
Professor
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI


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Comments

Anonymous

PRP

Dry needling is used by some physiotherapist as a therapeutic technique.

Anonymous

Achilles tendon rupture

Misnomer in the title: The tears were partial intrasubstance tears...NOT ruptures-which refers to transection.

Anonymous

Achilles rupture

As per the reviewers comments

Anonymous

PRP no benefit in Achlles rupture

Conservative management just as effective

Anonymous

achilles rupture

conservative rx best

ARUP KUMAR DHARA

Impact assessment

Very good