Tennis Elbow: Treatment Options For Lateral Epicondylitis
Treatment of Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow) With Autologous Blood, Platelet-Rich Plasma, or Corticosteroid Injections: A Systematic Review of Overlapping Meta-analyses
The results of this systematic review of overlapping meta-analyses suggest that CSI improves functional outcomes and pain relief for LE (Tennis Elbow) in the short term, while AB and PRP are the most effective treatment options in the intermediate term…
What Is PRP?
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What is Lateral Epicondylitis?
Lateral epicondylitis (LE), more commonly known as tennis elbow, is frequently diagnosed among individuals aged 35 to 50 years and affects approximately 1% to 3% of the general population. The dominant elbow is more commonly affected owing to repetitive/forceful occupational or athletic activities involving wrist extension and supination. Symptoms that are usually associated with LE include lateral elbow pain, pain with wrist extension, and weakened grip strength.30,33 With or without treatment, LE is frequently considered a self-limiting condition resolving in approximately 8 to 12 months; however, some patients experience symptoms for years. Treatment of LE includes rest, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, splinting, physical therapy, shock wave therapy, injection therapies, and surgery, although none of these are universally effective.
Tennis Elbow/Lateral epicondylitis And PRP
PRP therapy is a relatively new approach to tissue regeneration which is becoming a valuable adjunct to promote healing during many procedures in various medical and surgical fields, including wound healing, maxillofacial surgery, soft tissue injuries, periodontal and oral surgery, orthopaedic and trauma surgery, otolaryngology, cardiovascular surgery, gastrointestinal surgeries, burns, cosmetic and plastic surgery.
PRP is derived from the centrifugation of the patient’s own blood and it contains growth factors working on different target cells that influence wound healing, thereby playing an important role in tissue repair mechanisms, enhancing soft tissue healing and regeneration at various levels.
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Houck, Darby A et al. “Treatment of Lateral Epicondylitis With Autologous Blood, Platelet-Rich Plasma, or Corticosteroid Injections: A Systematic Review of Overlapping Meta-analyses.” Orthopaedic journal of sports medicine vol. 7,3 2325967119831052. 14 Mar. 2019, doi:10.1177/2325967119831052
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