Treatment of tennis elbow using platelet rich plasma (PRP) resulted in an average of 83% improvement in pain scores at one year compared to baseline in a recently published study of 110 patients by Karaduman et al. The surgery group had 46% improvement in pain scores. Mayo elbow scores were also higher in the PRP group. (See graphs below)
The study used the Biomet GPS PRP device and the Nirschl surgical technique
This is an interesting study comparing the value of PRP versus a commonly recommended surgical procedure. The data suggest PRP is a safe and effective alternative to the much more invasive and expensive surgical procedure.
See abstract and reference below: