Effect of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) versus Autologous Whole Blood on Pain and Function Improvement in Tennis Elbow: A Randomized Clinical Trial

@inproceedings{Raeissadat2014EffectOP,
  title={Effect of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) versus Autologous Whole Blood on Pain and Function Improvement in Tennis Elbow: A Randomized Clinical Trial},
  author={Seyed Ahmad Raeissadat and L Sedighipour and Seyed Mansoor Rayegani and Mohammad Hasan Bahrami and Masume Bayat and Rosa Rahimi},
  booktitle={Pain research and treatment},
  year={2014}
}
Background. Autologous whole blood and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) have been both suggested to treat chronic tennis elbow. The aim of the present study was to compare the effects of PRP versus autologous whole blood local injection in chronic tennis elbow. Methods. Forty patients with tennis elbow were randomly divided into 2 groups. Group 1 was treated with a single injection of 2 mL of autologous PRP and group 2 with 2 mL of autologous blood. Tennis elbow strap, stretching, and strengthening… CONTINUE READING
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