Table 1

Patient and study design characteristics

Sample sizeFemale
gender (%)
Age (year)TendinopathyMinimum
Behera et al132011–2011151080503837Lateral epicondylar3VAS12
de Jonge et al142008–2009272752524950Achilles2VISA-A12
Dragoo et al152009–2012A10131102840Patellar1.5*VAS6
Gautam et al162011–20121515Lateral epicondylar6VAS6
Gosens et al172006–2008514952564747Lateral epicondylar6VAS24†
Kesikburun et al182011–2011202065704651Rotator cuff3VAS12
Krogh et al192009–2010202055554845Lateral epicondylar3PRTEE3
Krogh et al402009–2010202055454844Lateral epicondylar3PRTEE3
Krogh et al202009–2011121242504752Achilles6VAS3
Lebiedziński et al212009–2011645647744754Lateral epicondylar1.5DASH12
Mishra et al222006–20111121134847Lateral epicondylar3VAS6
Montalvan et al232010–2014252532324746Lateral epicondylar—§VAS12
Palacio et al242012–201420204748Lateral epicondylarPRTEE
Palacio et al242012–201420204746Lateral epicondylarPRTEE
Rha et al252010–2011201955585254Rotator cuff6SPADI pain6
Shams et al262013–2015202050455250Rotator cuff3ASES6
Stenhouse et al272010–2012151347625348Lateral epicondylar6VAS6
Yadav et al282012–2014303067773737Lateral epicondylar1VAS3
  • ‘—’ indicates missing data.

  • *Patients failed to respond to ≥6 weeks physical therapy; total symptom duration not reported.

  • †Data extracted through 12 months only for meta-analysis per systematic review methods (ie, data extraction at 3, 6 and 12 months); however, total symptom duration not reported.

  • ‡Study includes same PRP group and different control groups. PRP group sample size adjusted in meta-analysis based on number of groups.

  • §Maximum symptom duration was 3 months.

  • ¶Data extracted through 3 months only for meta-analysis due to implausible reported 6-month outcomes.

  • ASES, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons; DASH, Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand score; PRP, platelet-rich plasma; PRTEE, Patient-Rated Tennis Elbow Evaluation; SPADI, Shoulder Pain and Disability Index; VAS, visual analogue scale; VISA-A, Victorian Institute of Sport Assessment-Achilles questionnaire.