Role of Autologus platelet rich plasma injection in treatment of tennis elbow
Keywords:platelet rich plasma, tendinopathy, epicondylitis, tennis elbow
Background: lateral epicondylar tendinopathy also known as tennis elbow is a common condition and one of the most common overuse syndrome. platelet rich plasma is reservoir of growth factor’s and set of molecules which accelerate healing process and regenerate tissue. Material and method: During august 2014 to April 2016, 120 patients of tennis elbow who failed conservative treatment were treated with Autologus platelet rich plasma injection and results were evaluated with VAS and DASH score. All patients were followed up to 24 weeks, at 2 week interval. Results: among 120 patients with tennis elbow (72 males and 48 females) significant difference were observed in VAS and DASH score at baseline and after 4 weeks, 8 weeks and 12 weeks post injection (p<0.001). No complication observed. Conclusion: Autologus platelet rich plasma injection is a safe and effective treatment in refractory case of lateral epicondylitis.
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