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National Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics

2021, Vol. 5 Issue 2, Part A
The efficacy of platelet rich plasma injections with steroid injections in treatment of lateral epicondylitis
Author(s): Dr. Sameer Wooly, Dr. Nunnabhatla Keerthi, Dr. Venkatesh Reddy and Dr. Sudeep Madhukar Nambiar
Abstract: Previously Injection of corticosteroids was thought to be the gold standard treatment in lateral epicondylitis. The autologus blood injection and different types of open and arthroscopic operative treatment are also advised for lateral epicondylitis recently. At present, platelet rich plasma (PRP) is considered as an ideal biological autologous blood derived component. All patients seen and clinically diagnosed as lateral epicondylitis and satisfying the inclusion criteria are selected. After obtaining written consent by simple random sampling alternatively patient received steroid injections and platelet rich plasma injections under strict aseptic precautions and were divided into group A group B respectively. In this study PRP and Corticosteroid treated groups had pre injection GRIP STRENGTH of 26.7 and 26.8 respectively with P=0.9. Post injection at 1 month follow up GRIP STRENGTH showed a significant increase in Corticosteroid group (30) as compared to PRP group (29).
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Sameer Wooly, Dr. Nunnabhatla Keerthi, Dr. Venkatesh Reddy, Dr. Sudeep Madhukar Nambiar. The efficacy of platelet rich plasma injections with steroid injections in treatment of lateral epicondylitis. Nat J Clin Orthop 2021;5(2):06-08 DOI: https://doi.org/10.33545/orthor.2021.v5.i2a.273
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