Lateral Epicondylalgia

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KEY POINTS

  • We should be using accurate terminology ‘tendonosis’ or tendinopathy
  • Few inflammatory cells in chronic tennis elbow ‘tendinitis’ is therefore NOT an accurate description. (Khan et al, 2002)
  • Choose treatments with fewer side effects where possible.
  • Choose treatments that target what we know about the disease process ie aim to improve tendon integrity through graded loading.
  • Limited evidence for use of topical NSAIDs (Hyldahl et al, 2010)
  • While corticosteroid injection has short term benefits, in the long term it is more likely to cause harm   (Dogramaci et al, 2009)

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