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Volume:2 Issue:3 Number:90 ISSN#:2564-2537
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ACE Report #551
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

Platelet-rich plasma versus autologous whole blood for chronic lateral elbow epicondylitis

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OrthoEvidence. Platelet-rich plasma versus autologous whole blood for chronic lateral elbow epicondylitis. ACE Report. 2013;2(3):90. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/551

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

Platelet-rich plasma versus autologous whole blood for the treatment of chronic lateral elbow epicondylitis: a randomized controlled clinical trial

Am J Sports Med; 2011; 39(10): 2130-2134

Contributing Authors: C Thanasas G Papadimitriou C Charalambidis I Paraskevopoulos A Papanikolaou

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28 patients with chronic lateral epicondylitis were randomized to receive treatment with either a single injection of 3mL autologous blood or 3mL of platelet rich plasma (PRP) under ultrasound guidance. Patients who received PRP displayed greater VAS pain score improvement at all follow-up visits; however, significance was only observed at 6 week follow up. Additionally, it was found that there we...

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