Efficacy of local platelet rich plasma in tennis elbow–15 case series
T Jawahar, V Dinesh, T Senthil kumar, S Syed Naser
Lateral epicondylitis is the most common overuse syndrome and related to excessive wrist extension, that usually resolves with nonoperative treatments. When these measures fail, however, patients are interested in an alternative to surgical intervention. This study was carried out to assess the effectiveness of PRP injection in improving pain and function in patients with lateral epicondylitis. Material and Methods: This study included 15 patients with lateral epicondylitis (more than 3 months) between 25 and 55 years of age. All patients were subjected to assessment of history, clinical examination, functional assessment by Mayo elbow score. Results: Eight weeks after the treatment, Patients noted 60% improvement in their visual analog pain scores, at 6 months, 81% improvement, at final 1 year follow-up 93% reduction in pain. Mean Mayo elbow performance score improved from 55 to 95 at final follow up in all patients. Conclusion: PRP injection relieves pain in lateral epicondyltits on long term with improvement of daily activities level. It can be a good alternative to surgery for failed conservative management patients.
T Jawahar, V Dinesh, T Senthil kumar, S Syed Naser. Efficacy of local platelet rich plasma in tennis elbow–15 case series. International Journal of Orthopaedics Research, Volume 3, Issue 4, 2021, Pages 3-5