Platelet-rich plasma ‘fails to improve knee OA pain’

Patients would fare better with proven treatments, such as exercise and weight loss, finds Australian study
PRP injection in knee

Platelet-rich plasma injections for knee osteoarthritis provide no improvement in pain relief or reduction in disease progression compared with placebo, an Australian study shows.

The findings add to growing evidence against the use of autologous blood products to treat musculoskeletal conditions, the researchers say.