Tennis elbow platelet-rich plasma injection study
follow-up of tennis elbow treated with PRP and analyze the efficacy. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was conducted at Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad. Patients between 20 and 50 years of age who had positive clinical tests (Thomson's and Cozen's test) were included in the study. Patients with arthritis of elbow, cervical spine pathology, infection, myositis, previous elbow trauma, previous steroid injection, or surgical intervention were excluded from this study. About 30 ml of the
... ml of the patient's blood was collected. 3 The blood sample is placed in a centrifuge to separate the PRP from the other components of whole blood. PRP was injected into the site of the maximum tenderness. Patients were asked to rate their pain according to visual analog scale (VAS). All cases were protected with brace initially and given antiinflammatory agents for 1 week with cold fomentation, and then restoration of normal daily activities were allowed from the 3 rd week with stretching and physiotherapy. 4 Abstract Introduction: Tennis elbow treatment is still remains a difficult task; the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a proactive therapeutic option that jump starts the healing process, which contains several different growth factors and other cytokines that stimulate healing of bone and soft tissue. Materials and Methods: This is a prospective study of 50 patients, done at Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad, India, for 2 years. The primary analysis included visual analog scale pain scale, for measuring pain in patients, local tenderness, pain on extension of the wrist, grip strength, elbow swelling were clinically assessed at different interval of follow-up, clinical and functional outcome were evaluated at final follow-up with statistics. Results: Results were calculated based on descriptive statistics with SPSS version 19. The average follow-up was 1.5 years. Results were excellent in 40, good in 6, fair in 1 and poor in 3. In two cases, there was superficial infection seen; in one nerve palsy; in three subjects pain worsened; and ended up in surgical intervention. Conclusion: Treatment with PRP holds promising results with minimal risk for the treatment of Tennis elbow. A more scientific evidence studies need to done before we can determine whether PRP therapy is effective in other conditions. PRP therapy as a viable procedure that may decrease the progression of more injuries may decrease the overall time for healing, and therefore, may setback the overall need for surgical intervention. How to cite this article: Kund AS, Satyanarayana J, Rajani T. Tennis Elbow Treatment with Platelet Rich Plasma: A Prospective Study. Int J Sci Stud 2015;3(8):85-87.