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BioMed Research International
Volume 2017, Article ID 7919201, 10 pages
Research Article

Efficacy of Platelet-Rich Plasma in Retarding Intervertebral Disc Degeneration: A Meta-Analysis of Animal Studies

1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Southwest Hospital, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing 400038, China
2Department of Respiratory Medicine, The Third Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan 410013, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Qiang Zhou; moc.361@hlt_qz

Received 7 January 2017; Revised 24 March 2017; Accepted 11 April 2017; Published 2 July 2017

Academic Editor: Giuseppe Filardo

Copyright © 2017 Pei Li et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

Supplementary Table 1. Quality assessment of the included studies (NA: Not available). Supplementary Figure 1. Forest plots for the main analysis of disc height (A), T2 weighted MRI (B), histological degeneration grade (C) and collagen II expression (D).

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