The study involved 230 patients who had failed physical therapy, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and/or cortisone shots and was conducted at the Rothman Institute of Thomas Jefferson University. The PRP group showed a 71.5% improvement in pain scores while the control group showed a 56.1% improvement.
Comment: The differences weren’t huge but this still indicates PRP is the treatment of choice for this extremely painful disorder.
Cortisone shots should be avoided since they actually damage soft tissue and lead to more recurrence of tennis elbow and other forms of tendinopathy.
PRP should be administered using ultrasound guided needle tenotomy technique.
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