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ACE Report #11752
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No difference between PRP and lidocaine injection in addition to tenotomy for elbow tendinopathy


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Platelet-rich plasma versus lidocaine as tenotomy adjuvants in people with elbow epicondylopathy: a randomized controlled trial

J Orthop Surg Res. 2019 Apr 23;14(1):109. doi: 10.1186/s13018-019-1153-6

Contributing Authors: JI Martin L Atilano J Merino I Gonzalez G Iglesias L Areizaga P Bully G Grandes I Andia

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Synopsis

80 patients with elbow tendinopathy and scheduled for needle tenotomy were randomized to adjuvant intratendinous injection or either platelet-rich plasma or lidocaine. Intratendinous injections were performed within areas of hypoechogenicity observed during ultrasound-guided tenotomy. Primary outcomes were the proportion of patients who demonstrated minimum reductions of 25% from baseline in the D...

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