THE EFFECT OF DEXTROSE PROLOTHERAPY ON PAIN IN CHRONIC LATERAL EPICONDYLITIS TREATMENT

Lokman Kehribar, Serkan Sürücü

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The literature describes two treatment modalities for persistent lateral epicondylitis: surgical and conservative. While there are numerous conservative therapy options, there is no consensus in the literature regarding the optimal treatment. Although no treatment guide has been formed in the literature regarding prolotherapy injection, which is one of the conservative treatment modalities, each clinic has created its unique treatment protocol. Highly concentrated dextrose and morrhuate sodium solutions are most commonly used for prolotherapy. In this study, Visual Analogue Scale scores of 37 patients who were treated with double session 15% dextrose before the first injection and 6 months after the last injection were measured and compared statistically. It was also aimed to show possible complications. This study aimed to show the effectiveness of prolotherapy, one of the conservative treatment methods that seem to be ahead of other injection models in chronic lateral epicondylitis treatment because it is easily applicable, easily accessible, and affordable, and contributes to the literature by creating a treatment protocol.

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lateral epicondylitis, prolotherapy, injection

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejphs.v4i1.109

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