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Chronic Elbow Pain Responds to PRP

Apr 02, 2013

Chronic Elbow Pain Responds to PRP

tennis elbow

Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl

A large randomized clinical study looking at the affects of using Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) in tennis elbow found that PRP was more effective than dry needling of this chronic elbow problem. The results were recently revealed and supports the long supported view in users of Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) as an effective treatment modality for this type of elbow pain. Chronic tendon problems often fail to respond quickly to conservative measures and regenerative medicine procedures such as PRP have increasingly been utilized as initially alliterative treatment measures, and now more frequently as first line treatment strategies. Growth factors released from the PRP are felt to provide the therapeutic benefit after administration of the PRP.

Various musculoskeletal problems have benefited from PRP. Intrarticular symptoms arising from cartilage, meniscal or bursitis afflicting the joint have responded to Platelet -Rich-Plasma.  Hip, shoulder, wrist, ankle and spine disorders all have been treated with PRP. The media attention received from high profile athletes treated with PRP have propelled it’s use to greater recognition. As more published reports establish PRP’s effectiveness it’s use in medical applications for musculoskeletal treatment will continue to rise.


Dennis M. Lox, MD, serves patients in the greater Tampa Bay area, including, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa, New Port Richey, Sarasota, and Spring Hill. He has been pleased to accommodate the needs of patients throughout Florida, the United States, the Western Hemisphere, and Europe, as well. Located in the 33765 and 33765 areas, our offices can be reached at (727) 462-5582 (Clearwater) and (727) 817-1909 (New Port Richey). Call to schedule your visit today.

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About the Author

Dennis M. Lox M.D. is an internationally renown Sports and Regenerative Medicine specialist. Dr. Lox incorporates Regenerative Medicine techniques such as cell science applications, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), and Tissue Engineering aspects, to help patients from around the world with a vast array of problems. Dr. Lox is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Lox lectures extensively and has edited two PM&R textbooks, the prestigious A State of the Art Review (Star) on Low Back Pain, and Soft Tissue Injuries: Diagnosis and Treatment.

Dennis M. Lox M.D. maintains an active practice in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, and in Beverly Hills, California.