Rheumatology / 14.06.2014

Dr. Patrick Le Goux Rheumatologist Hôpitaux universitaires Paris Ouest France French Tennis Federation medical staffMedicalResearch.com: Interview with: Dr. Patrick Le Goux Rheumatologist Hôpitaux universitaires Paris Ouest France French Tennis Federation medical staff MedicalResearch: What are the main findings of the study? Dr. Le Goux: The therapeutic effect of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) of two ultrasound guided PRP injections at 4 weeks interval compared to two saline injections (as placebo or treatment of reference) is similar on a visual analogic scale for epicondylitis of recent evolution (3 months duration maximum) in a prospective randomized double blind study with 12 months follow up. We have no intrinsic or inherent benefit of the PRP injections.