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ACE Report #10122
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AAOS2018: Two-year results favour ECRB release versus PRP injection for lateral epicondylitis

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Arthroscopic Debridement Versus Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection: A Prospective, Randomized, Comparative Study of Chronic Lateral Epicondylitis With a Nearly Two-Year Follow Up

Contributing Authors: G Merolla P Paladini G Porcellini A Ricci G Zanoli

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101 patients with lateral epicondylitis were randomized to either arthroscopic release of the extensor carpi radialis brevis or to platelet-rich plasma injections. Patients were assessed for pain, function, and grip strength over 104-week follow-up. While 8-week results for grip strength significantly favoured the PRP group compared to the arthroscopy group, 104-week results for pain, function, an...

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