Limited Evidence Supports the Effectiveness of Autologous Blood Injections for Chronic Tendinopathies

Cardone, Dennis A.
August 2011
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;8/17/2011, Vol. 93-A Issue 16, p1545
Academic Journal
In this article, the author discusses a study which examines the effectiveness of autologous blood injection (ABI) in patients with chronic tendinopathy. It mentions that the outcome for uncontrolled studies showed that patients who utilized ABI displayed pain improvement. It argues that though ABI might prove to be effective, the results are not sufficient to direct its clinical use.


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