PRP injections not the answer for tennis elbow
Platelet rich plasma injections are not effective for treating tennis elbow, new research shows.
There are many treatments for the painful condition yet consensus remains elusive on which are the most effective.
Local injections of growth factors containing PRP have recently generated interest, but studies on its effectiveness have not been conclusive.
The current study assigned 50 patients to two ultrasound guided injections of either PRP or saline at 4 week intervals.
The primary endpoint of the study was pain scores on the visual analogue scale.
Results showed that