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ACE Report #11392
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AAOS2019: Greater effect of PRP vs steroid injection after 3-mos in lateral epicondylitis treatment

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

The Role of Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections vis-a-vis Steroids in Lateral Epicondylitis - Results from a Randomized Trial

Contributing Authors: PK Gupta A Acharya V Khanna S Roy K Khillan SN Sambandam

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This ACE Report is a summary of a conference presentation or abstract. The information provided has limited the ability to provide an accurate assessment of the risk of bias or the overall quality. Please interpret the results with caution as trials may be in progress and select results may have been presented.


80 patients with lateral epicondylitis were randomized to injection treatment with either platelet-rich plasma or corticosteroid (triamcinolone). Patients were assessed for outcome on a visual analog scale for pain, the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand score, the Mayo Elbow Performance score, and grip strength after 6 weeks and 3 months. Findings demonstrated significantly favourable res...

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