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ACE Report #4872
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

AAOS: PRP reduces pain and local tenderness in patients with chronic tennis elbow patients

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

Platelet Rich Plasma Significantly Improves Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Chronic Tennis Elbow

Contributing Authors: AK Mishra NV Skrepnik SG Edwards GL Jones S Sampson DA Vermillion ML Ramsey D Karli AC Rettig

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230 patients with chronic tennis elbow were randomized to extensor tendon needling with or without platelet-rich plasma (PRP), in order to determine the impact of PRP on pain. Following assessments over a 24 week period, results indicated that treatment with PRP was effective in significantly reducing pain and local tenderness caused by tennis elbow.

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