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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #9246
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Efficacy and safety of autologous blood and steroid injection for lateral epicondylitis


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

Efficacy and Safety of Autologous Blood Products Compared With Corticosteroid Injections in the Treatment of Lateral Epicondylitis: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

PM R. 2016 Aug;8(8):780-91

Contributing Authors: X Qian Q Lin K Wei B Hu P Jing J Wang

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Synopsis

10 randomized controlled trials were included in this meta-analysis investigating the comparative efficacy of autologous blood injections and corticosteroid injections in the treatment of lateral epicondylitis. Both autologous whole blood injections and platelet-rich plasma injections were considered. The results of the meta-analysis demonstrated that despite significantly lower pain following cor...

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