Effective of Platelet-rich plasma injections compared with steroid injetion in treatement of laterat epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)

Effective of Platelet-rich plasma injections compared with steroid injetion in treatement of laterat epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)

Abstract

Autologous injection of platelet rich plasma (PRP) stimulates healing process in degenerated tendons. The purpose of this study is to compare the functional outcome of lateral epicondylitis treated with PRP and steroid injection.

Tennis elbow patients who failed conservative medical therapy were included and were allocated randomly steroid group (n=70) and PRP group (n=63). Data were collected before procedure, at 4, 8, 12 weeks, 1 year and 2 years after procedure. The main outcome measures were visual analogue score, Mayo elbow performance score, DASH score and hand grip strength.

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