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Platelet-rich plasma vs hyaluronic acid to treat knee degenerative pathology: study design and preliminary results of a randomized controlled trial

  • Giuseppe Filardo1,
  • Elizaveta Kon1Email author,
  • Alessandro Di Martino2,
  • Berardo Di Matteo2,
  • Maria Letizia Merli2,
  • Annarita Cenacchi3,
  • Pier Maria Fornasari3 and
  • Maurilio Marcacci2
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders201213:229

Received: 23 June 2012

Accepted: 8 November 2012

Published: 23 November 2012

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Original Submission
23 Jun 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
11 Oct 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Isabel Andia
18 Oct 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Jae-Do Kim
19 Oct 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Michiel Mulier
26 Oct 2012 Author responded Author comments - Elizaveta Kon
Resubmission - Version 2
26 Oct 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
8 Nov 2012 Editorially accepted
23 Nov 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2474-13-229

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Authors’ Affiliations

Nano-Biotechnology Laboratory, Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute
Biomechanics Laboratory, Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute
Immunohematology and Transfusion Medicine and Cell and Musculoskeletal Tissue Bank, Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute