Comparative Study of Local Injection of Platelet Rich Plasma versus Corticosteroids in the Treatment of Lateral Epicondylitis

Comparative Study of Local Injection of Platelet Rich Plasma versus Corticosteroids in the Treatment of Lateral Epicondylitis

Abstract

Background Lateral epicondylitis, also known as 'tennis elbow', is a very common condition affecting mainly middle-aged patients that is associated with local tendon pathology, alteration in pain perception and motor impairment. Several approaches to treatment have been proposed, the most frequently used is PRP. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a growing modality for tissue healing, regeneration and has more pain relief lasting effect.

Abstract

Background Lateral epicondylitis, also known as 'tennis elbow', is a very common condition affecting mainly middle-aged patients that is associated with local tendon pathology, alteration in pain perception and motor impairment. Several approaches to treatment have been proposed, the most frequently used is PRP. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a growing modality for tissue healing, regeneration and has more pain relief lasting effect.

Aim of the work was to estimate the clinical efficacy of local injection of Platelet Rich Plasma compared to local injection of corticosteroids in cases of lateral epicondylitis

Patients and Methods This study was a prospective clinical trial study in which 80 patients with lateral epicondylitis of both sexes between 2l - 60 years of age were recruited for the study

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