Monday, 5 January 2015

Tennis elbow

Evidence Based Reports

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for treating lateral elbow pain in adults (2013)[Cochrane Library]

Tennis Elbow (2011)[Clinical Evidence] Subscription required

Surgery for lateral elbow pain (2011)[Cochrane Library]

Effectiveness of corticosteroid injections compared with physiotherapeutic interventions for lateral epicondylitis: a systematic review (2009)[DARE]

A systematic review with procedural assessments and meta-analysis of low level laser therapy in lateral elbow tendinopathy (tennis elbow)(2008)[DARE]

Effectiveness of physical therapy treatments on lateral epicondylitis (2008)[DARE]

Clinical Guidelines

Tennis Elbow (2012)[CKS]

Recent articles in core journals

A randomized controlled trial of eccentric vs. concentric graded exercise in chronic tennis elbow (lateral elbow tendinopathy). (2014)[Clinical Rehabilitation]NEW

Management of tennis elbow with topical glyceryl trinitrate.(2014)[Acta orthopaedica et traumatologica turcica]NEW

The effect of platelet-rich plasma on clinical outcomes in lateral epicondylitis (2013)[EvidenceUpdates]

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation as adjunct to primary care management for tennis elbow: pragmatic randomised controlled trial (TATE trial)(2013)[BMJ]

Comparative effectiveness of injection therapies in lateral epicondylitis: a systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. (2013)[EvidenceUpdates]

Use of anatomic measurement to guide injection of botulinum toxin for the management of chronic lateral epicondylitis: a randomized controlled trial. (2010)[EvidenceUpdates]

Sensorimotor deficits remain despite resolution of symptoms using conservative treatment in patients with tennis elbow: a randomized controlled trial. (2009)[EvidenceUpdates]

A randomized controlled trial of extracorporeal shock wave therapy for lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow). (2008)[EvidenceUpates]

An alternative approach to treating lateral epicondylitis. A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blinded study. (2008)[EvidenceUpates]


Lateral Epicondylitis (2014) [eMedicine]updated

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for Lateral Epicondylitis (2013)[eMedicine]

Clinical Queries

Is there any evidence of the efficacy and/ or cost effectiveness of acupuncture as a treatment for tennis elbow? If so, any advice on the points to be used for needling? (2008)[ATTRACT]

Patient Information

Tennis elbow (2014)[NHS Choices]updated

Tennis elbow. (2013) [BUPA]

Tennis elbow. (2012)[Patient UK]

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