Tennis Elbow

Publication Title: 
Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine

BACKGROUND: Much controversy exists regarding the optimal surgical intervention for lateral epicondylitis because of a multitude of options available and the lack of comparative studies. Knowledge of the current practice trends would help guide the design of comparative studies needed to determine which surgical technique results in the best outcome. PURPOSE: To review the latest practice trends for the surgical treatment of lateral epicondylitis among newly trained surgeons in the United States utilizing the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) database.

Author(s): 
Wang, Dean
Degen, Ryan M.
Camp, Christopher L.
McGraw, Michael H.
Altchek, David W.
Dines, Joshua S.
Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: This review is one in a series of reviews of interventions for lateral elbow pain. Lateral elbow pain, or tennis elbow, is a common condition causing pain in the elbow and forearm and lack of strength and function of the elbow and wrist. Acupuncture has long been used to treat lateral elbow pain in China and in Western countries practitioners and consumers are increasingly exploring acupuncture as a first line treatment for musculoskeletal disorders.

Author(s): 
Green, S.
Buchbinder, R.
Barnsley, L.
Hall, S.
White, M.
Smidt, N.
Assendelft, W.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists

The purpose of this systematic review was to determine the effectiveness of conservative treatments for lateral epicondylitis and to provide recommendations based on this evidence. Five reviewers searched computerized bibliographic databases for articles on the conservative treatment of lateral epicondylitis from the years 1983 to 2003. A total of 209 studies were located; however, only 31 of these met the study inclusion criteria. Each of the articles was randomly allocated to reviewers and critically appraised using a structured critical appraisal tool with 23 items.

Author(s): 
Trudel, Daniel
Duley, Jennifer
Zastrow, Ingrid
Kerr, Erin W.
Davidson, Robyn
Macdermid, Joy C.
Publication Title: 
Rheumatology (Oxford, England)

OBJECTIVES: Lateral epicondyle pain is a common complaint in North America. In the past 10 yr acupuncture has become increasingly recognized as an alternative treatment for pain, including epicondyle pain. This review evaluates the effectiveness of acupuncture as a treatment for lateral epicondylitis using the appropriate analysis.

Author(s): 
Trinh, K. V.
Phillips, S.-D.
Ho, E.
Damsma, K.
Publication Title: 
Schmerz (Berlin, Germany)

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this review is to evaluate the evidence for laser acupuncture in selected orthopaedic diseases. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Randomized controlled studies, meta-analyses and systematic reviews were identified by a systematic search strategy in Medline and the Cochrane library. The studies were evaluated using the quality criteria of the Oxford Centre of Evidence Based Medicine.

Author(s): 
Schüller, B. K.
Neugebauer, E. a. M.
Publication Title: 
Australasian Chiropractic & Osteopathy: Journal of the Chiropractic & Osteopathic College of Australasia

The pathogenesis, pathology, natural course, and in particular the treatment of lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) remains controversial. An extensive review of the scientific literature with respect to the conservative treatment of tennis elbow, revealed that acceptable epidemiological techniques of the prospective randomised control trials or case controlled studies are scarce.

Author(s): 
Viola, L.
Publication Title: 
BMC musculoskeletal disorders

BACKGROUND: Recent reviews have indicated that low level level laser therapy (LLLT) is ineffective in lateral elbow tendinopathy (LET) without assessing validity of treatment procedures and doses or the influence of prior steroid injections. METHODS: Systematic review with meta-analysis, with primary outcome measures of pain relief and/or global improvement and subgroup analyses of methodological quality, wavelengths and treatment procedures. RESULTS: 18 randomised placebo-controlled trials (RCTs) were identified with 13 RCTs (730 patients) meeting the criteria for meta-analysis.

Author(s): 
Bjordal, Jan M.
Lopes-Martins, Rodrigo Ab
Joensen, Jon
Couppe, Christian
Ljunggren, Anne E.
Stergioulas, Apostolos
Johnson, Mark I.
Publication Title: 
BMJ clinical evidence

INTRODUCTION: Lateral pain in the elbow affects up to 3% of the population, and is considered an overload injury of the extensor tendons of the forearm where they attach at the lateral epicondyle. Although usually self-limiting, symptoms may persist for over 1 year in up to 20% of people. METHODS AND OUTCOMES: We conducted a systematic review and aimed to answer the following clinical question: What are the effects of treatments for tennis elbow?

Author(s): 
Buchbinder, Rachelle
Green, Sally Elizabeth
Struijs, Peter
Publication Title: 
Photomedicine and Laser Surgery

BACKGROUND: Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is a conservative treatment for lateral epicondylitis (LE), but it is also an alternative intervention between the very different approaches of Chinese and Western medicine. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to systematically review and meta-analyze the therapeutic effects of LLLT on LE. METHODS: We searched several electronic databases, including Medline, PubMed, and CINAHL, and explored studies that were randomized controlled trials on the therapeutic effects of LLLT on LE from 1990 to February 2009.

Author(s): 
Chang, Wen-Dien
Wu, Jih-Huah
Yang, Wen-Ju
Jiang, Joe-Air
Publication Title: 
Schmerz (Berlin, Germany)

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this review is to evaluate the evidence for laser acupuncture in selected orthopaedic diseases. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Randomized controlled studies, meta-analyses and systematic reviews were identified by a systematic search strategy in Medline and the Cochrane library. The studies were evaluated using the quality criteria of the Oxford Centre of Evidence Based Medicine.

Author(s): 
Schüller, B. K.
Neugebauer, E. a. M.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Tennis Elbow