Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology & Reanimation

Prolotherapy: Regenerative Medicine for Lateral Epicondylitis


Department of Surgery, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Section “g.b. Morgagni-pierantoni” Hospital, Forlì, Italy

Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim 2020; 48: 509-510
DOI: 10.5152/TJAR.2020.82356
Read: 29 Downloads: 17 Published: 22 May 2020

Lateral epicondylitis (LE) is a degenerative disease of the tendons, spurred by repetitive microtrauma leading to an attempt by the body to heal by upregulating local angiogenesis and fibroblast prolifera-tion. Prolotherapy (PT) is the injection of dextrose around the injured tissues to stimulate their spon-taneous regeneration. Herein, we have described a case of lateral epicondylitis, diagnosed with clinical and ultrasound (US) examination, where local steroid injections provided relief only for a limited time. We treated the patient with US-guided PT, following which the pain disappeared and the tendon was restored.

Cite this article as: Piraccini E, Biondi G. Prolotherapy: Regenerative Medicine for Lateral Epicondylitis. Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim 2020; 48(6): 509-10.

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