The information on this website is for educational purposes only. Do not act or rely upon the information on this website without seeking independent professional medical advice.  Prolotherapy is a medical technique. As with any medical technique, results will vary among individuals, and there is no guarantee that you will receive the same outcome as patient reports here. Prolotherapy injections may not work for you and as with all medical procedures there are risks involved. These risks should be discussed with a qualified health care professional prior to any treatment so that you have proper informed consent and understand that there are no guarantees to healing.

Tennis Elbow

Bone Marrow Injection:  A Novel Treatment for Tennis Elbow (2014)
This study of 30 adult patients showed that bone marrow for previously untreated tennis elbow is an effective and viable non-operative treatment for patients with chronic tennis elbow.

Is Platelet-rich Plasma Superior to Whole Blood in the Management of Chronic Tennis Elbow:  One Year Randomized Clinical Trial (2014)
PRP and Autologous whole blood are both shown to be effective in treating chronic lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) in this 40 patient randomized clinical trial.

Ongoing Positive Effect of Platelet Rich Plasma vs. Cortisone Injection in Lateral Epicondylitis: A Double Blind Controlled Trial With 2 year Follow Up. (2011)
Reduction of pain and increase in function was significant for patients in this trial study even after two years and especially as compared to those receiving cortisone. 

Hemwall-Hackett Dextrose Prolotherapy for Unresolved Elbow Pain. (2009)
This retrospective pilot study demonstrates improvement in pain, stiffness and quality of life for individuals treated with Prolotherapy for elbow pain. 

The Efficacy of Prolotherapy for Lateral Epicondylosis: A Pilot Study. (2008)
In this double blind randomized controlled trial Dextrose Prolotherapy was well tolerated and dramatically improved pain and strength in patients with lateral elbow pain as compared to controls.

Treatment of Chronic Elbow Tendonosis with Buffered Platelet Rich Plasma.  (2006)
This is the first published study (Mishra at Stanford University) studying the nonsurgical use of platelet rich plasma for elbow tendonosis.  
At final follow up (12-38 months) patients reported a 93% reduction in pain compared to prior to treatment.