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Mishra AK, Skrepnik NV, Edwards SG, et al. Efficacy of platelet-rich plasma for chronic tennis elbow: A double-blind, prospective, multicenter, randomized controlled trial of 230 patients. Am J Sports Med 2014; 42:463-471.

Gosens T, Peerbooms JC, van Laar W, et al. Ongoing positive effect of platelet-rich plasma versus corticosteroid injection in lateral epicondylitis: A double-blind randomized controlled trial with 2-year follow-up. Am J Sports Med 2011; 39:1200-1208.

Podesta L, Crow SA, Volkmer D, et al. Treatment of partial ulnar collateral ligament tears in the elbow with platelet-rich plasma. Am J Sports Med 2013; 41:1689-1694.

Krogh TP, Fredberg U, Stengaard-Pedersen K, et al. Treatment of lateral epicondylitis with platelet-rich plasma, glucocorticoid, or saline: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Am J Sports Med 2013; 41:625-635.

Peerbooms JC, Sluimer J, Bruijn DJ, et al. Positive effect of an autologous platelet concentrate in lateral epicondylitis in a double-blind randomized controlled trial: Platelet-rich plasma versus corticosteroid injection with a 1-year follow-up. Am J Sports Med 2010; 38:255-262.

Thanasas C, Papadimitriou G, Charalambidis C, et al. Platelet-rich plasma versus autologous whole blood for the treatment of chronic lateral elbow epicondylitis: A randomized controlled clinical trial. Am J Sports Med. 2011; 39:2130-2134.

Behera P, Dhillon M, Aggarwal S, et al. Leukocyte-poor platelet-rich plasma versus bupivacaine for recalcitrant lateral epicondylar tendinopathy. J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong) 2015; 23:6-10.



Loibl M, Lang S, Dendl LM, et al. Leukocyte-reduced platelet-rich plasma treatment of basal thumb arthritis: A pilot study. Biomed Res Int 2016; 2016:9262909.

Uzun H, Bitik O, Uzun Ö, et al. Platelet-rich plasma versus corticosteroid injections for carpal tunnel syndrome. J Plast SurgHand Surg 2016; 1-5.



Tuakli-Wosornu YA, Terry A, Boachie-Adjei K, et al. Lumbar intradiskal platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections: A prospective, double-blind, randomized controlled study. PM R 2016; 8:1-10.

Wu J, Zhou J, Liu C, et al. A prospective study comparing platelet-rich plasma and local anesthetic (la)/corticosteroid in intra-articular injection for the treatment of lumbar facet joint syndrome. Pain Pract 2016



Redmond JM, Gupta A, Stake CE, et al. Clinical results of hip arthroscopy for labral tears: A comparison between intraoperative platelet-rich plasma and bupivacaine injection. Arthroscopy 2015; 31:445-453.

Filardo G, Di Matteo B, Kon E, et al. Platelet-rich plasma in tendon-related disorders: Results and indications. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2016

Jacobson JA, Yablon CM, Henning PT, et al. Greater trochanteric pain syndrome: Percutaneous tendon fenestration versus platelet-rich plasma injection for treatment of gluteal tendinosis. J Ultrasound Med 2016; 35:2413-2420.

Fitzpatrick J, Bulsara M, Zheng MH. The effectiveness of platelet-rich plasma in the treatment of tendinopathy. Am J Sports Med 2017; 45:226-233.

Dallari D, Stagni C, Rani N, et al. Ultrasound-guided injection of platelet-rich plasma and hyaluronic acid, separately and in combination, for hip osteoarthritis: A randomized controlled study. Am J Sports Med. 2016; 44:664-671.

Battaglia M, Guaraldi F, Vannini F, et al. Efficacy of ultrasound-guided intra-articular injections of platelet-rich plasma versus hyaluronic acid for hip osteoarthritis. Orthopedics 2013; 36:e1501-e1508.

Di Sante L, Villani C, Santilli V, et al. Intra-articular hyaluronic acid vs platelet-rich plasma in the treatment of hip osteoarthritis. Med Ultrason 2016; 18:463-468.



Urzen JM, Fullerton BD. Nonsurgical resolution of a bucket handle meniscal tear: A case report. PM R 2016; 8:1115-1118.

Pujol N, Salle De Chou E, Boisrenoult P, et al. Platelet-rich plasma for open meniscal repair in young patients: Any benefit? Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthroscopy 2015; 23:51-58.

Seijas R, Ares O, Cuscó X, et al. Partial anterior cruciate ligament tears treated with intraligamentary plasma rich in growth factors. World J Orthop 2014; 5:373-378.

Griffin JW, Hadeed MM, Werner BC, et al. Platelet-rich plasma in meniscal repair: Does augmentation improve surgical outcomes? Clin Orthop Relat Res 2015; 473:1665-1672.

Gosens T, Den Oudsten BL, Fievez E, et al. Pain and activity levels before and after platelet-rich plasma injection treatment of patellar tendinopathy: A prospective cohort study and the influence of previous treatments. Int Orthop 2012; 36:1941-1946.

Riboh JC, Saltzman BM, Yanke AB, et al. Effect of leukocyte concentration on the efficacy of platelet-rich plasma in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. Am J Sports Med 2016; 44:792-800.

Xu Z, Luo J, Huang X, Wang B, et al. Efficacy of platelet-rich plasma in pain and self-report function in knee osteoarthritis: A best-evidence synthesis. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2017



Sadoghi P, Rosso C, Valderrabano V, et al. The role of platelets in the treatment of Achilles tendon injuries. J Orthop Res 2013; 31:111-118.

Fukawa T, Yamaguchi S, Akatsu Y, et al. Safety and efficacy of intra-articular injection of platelet-rich plasma in patients with ankle osteoarthritis. Foot Ankle Int 2017; 38:596-604.

Repetto I, Biti B, Cerruti P, et al. Conservative treatment of ankle osteoarthritis: Can platelet-rich plasma effectively postpone surgery? J Foot Ankle Surg 2017; 56:362-365.

Mei-Dan O, Carmont MR, Laver L, et al. Platelet-rich plasma or hyaluronate in the management of osteochondral lesions of the talus. Am J Sports Med 2012; 40:534-541.



Kuffler DP. Platelet-rich plasma and the elimination of neuropathic pain. Mol Neurobiol 2013; 48:315-332.

Kuffler DP. Platelet-rich plasma promotes axon regeneration, wound healing, and pain reduction: Fact or fiction. Mol Neurobiol 2015; 52:990-1014.

Kuffler DP, Reyes O, Sosa IJ, et al. Neurological recovery across a 12-cm-long ulnar nerve gap repaired 3.25 years post trauma: Case report. Neurosurgery 2011; 69:E1321-E1326.

Podnar S, Omejec G, Bodor M. Nerve conduction velocity and cross-sectional area in ulnar neuropathy at the elbow. Muscle Nerve 2017 [Epub ahead of print].