IJOCP | Volume – 2015| Issue – 2015| Article ID – 2015:51
Conference: Poona Orthopaedic Society Annual Conference POSAC-2015,      India [Click for Full details]  

Authors: Vijaya BT

Authors Affiliations: Hardikar Hospital. Pune

Address of correspondence: btvijaymail@gmail.com


Abstract                                                                                                                 

Background:

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) extract has shown to be a general stimulation for repair and currently used widely in various sports injury. A prospective observational study was done to assess the efficacy of autologous PRP injection in lateral epicondylitis of elbow.

Materials and Methods:

The study comprised a total of 40 patients (25 females and 15 males) of lateral epicondylitis treated from July 2013 to June 2014. The mean age was 37.5yrs (range 25-50yrs). Predominantly right side (30 patients had right side and 10 patients had left side). Minimal follow up is 6 months (with maximal follow up till 1 yr.)

Patient outcomes were followed for up to 24 weeks

Results:

At the end of first week patients reported an improvement of 60% (VAS – 3) in their pain scores. At the end of 2ndweek 80% (VAS-2) and at the end of 3rd week more than 95% (VAS- 1) improvement in their pain scores.

Conclusions:

Treatment of patients with lateral epicondylitis with a single injection of concentrated autologous platelets improves pain and function more effectively. These improvements were sustained over with no reported complications.

How to Cite this Abstract
 Vijaya B T. Autologous platelet rich plasma therapy in lateral epicondylitis of elbow International Journal of Conference Proceedings 2015;(2015):51