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The ESSKA ORBIT Consensus

This is a consensus paper which was obtained after more than 2 years of deliberations on the subject, answering 28 specific questions for which an exhaustive review of the literature was conducted and noted by the steering group of 12 experts from 9 different countries. Literature ranging from Grade A (high level of evidence) to Grade D (Expert opinions) were considered.

Clinical evidence confirms the efficacy of PRP in the treatment of KOA). Level I and II clinical studies, as well as additional prospective studies, support the safety and clinical benefit of PRP for knee osteoarthritis (OA), which was shown in comparison to both placebo (saline) and control treatments such as hyaluronic acid or corticosteroids. The efficacy of PRP in the treatment of knee OA has been also supported by meta-analyses and confirms the findings of preclinical research. The consensus group can therefore conclude that there is enough preclinical and clinical evidence to recommend/support the use of PRP in knee OA (Grade A).

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ESSKA ORBIT Consensus Summary Document

ESSKA ORBIT Complete Document