Comparison of Outcome of Steroid Versus Platelet Rich Plasma Injections in The Treatment of Lateral Epicondylitis of Humerus
Objective: To compare the efficacy of local injection of PRP with corticosteroids in terms of mean pain score among patients of tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis of humerus). Study design: Randomized controlled trial. Settings: Department of Surgery, THQ Hospital GOJRA. Duration: 11th August, 2018 to 10th February, 2019. Methodology: 80 patients of tennis elbow having age ranges from 25-60 years of either gender was included. Patients were randomly divided into two groups. Group A patients received steroid injection while group B patients received PRP injections. Pain was assessed after 12 weeks of treatment. Results: Out of 80 patients, mean age was 44.17±9.441 years. There were 45(56.2%) patients were male and 35(43.8%) patients were females. Pain score in group A was 2.8±1.24 and in group B it was 0.8±0.758 with p-value = 0.0001. Conclusion: The results of my study showed that PRP is better than steroid injections in controlling and reducing pain in patients of tennis elbow.