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Platelet rich Plasma in Achilles Tendon Healing 2 (PATH-2) trial: protocol for a multicentre, participant and assessor-blinded, parallel-group randomised clinical trial comparing platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection versus placebo injection for Achilles tendon rupture

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Background Achilles tendon injuries give rise to substantial long-lasting morbidity and pose considerable challenges for clinicians and patients during the lengthy healing period. Current treatment strategies struggle to curb the burden of this injury on health systems and society due to lengthy rehabilitation, work absence and reinjury risk. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an autologous preparation that has been shown to improve the mechanobiological properties of tendons i...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018135

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDORMS; CSM
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDORMS
Role:
Author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDORMS; CSM
Role:
Author
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Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
BMJ Open Journal website
Volume:
7
Issue:
11
Pages:
e018135
Publication date:
2017-11-16
Acceptance date:
2017-09-27
DOI:
EISSN:
2044-6055
ISSN:
2044-6055
Pubs id:
pubs:746197
URN:
uri:e0ff4ae8-d783-4a35-9b95-701fb5f6dbb9
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uuid:e0ff4ae8-d783-4a35-9b95-701fb5f6dbb9
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pubs:746197
Paper number:
11

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