HYPE OR HOPE? PLATELET-RICH PLASMA AS A SYMPTOM- AND DISEASE-MODIFYING TREATMENT FOR KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS - THE RESTORE TRIAL

Grant number: 1106274 | Funding period: 2016 - 2020

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Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a major public health problem worldwide with no cure. Thus safe and effective treatments that reduce symptoms and slow structural disease progression are needed. This clinical trial aims to test the effects of injections of platelet-rich plasma (a blood product) into the knee on pain and joint structure in 288 people with knee OA. The results will provide high quality evidence to determine whether platelet rich plasma should be used to treat knee OA.

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