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Autologous blood injections vs. corticosteroid or PRP injections for lateral epicondylitis

Study Type:Meta analysis
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Autologous blood injection for treatment of lateral epicondylosis: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Phys Ther Sport. 2016 Mar;18:68-73

Contributing Authors: LC Chou TH Liou YC Kuan YH Huang HC Chen

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9 randomized controlled trials which compared autologous whole blood (ABI) injections to either corticosteroid injections (CSI) (6 RCTs) or platelet-rich plasma injections (PRP) (3 RCTs) in the treatment of lateral epicondylitis were included in the current meta-analysis. Comparisons were performed to assess the effect of these treatment options on pain. Pooled results demonstrated a significant e...

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