Purpose of review: Lateral epicondylitis is a prevalent condition that preferentially affects individuals engaged in activities that require prolonged and/or repetitive contraction of the wrist extensor muscles. In the past, treatment for this condition has varied widely and lacked empiric support. More recently, an evidence-based approach has been advocated and promoted. Recent findings: The current literature continues to support an initial nonoperative approach, which may consist of rest or activity limitation alone. In recalcitrant cases, surgical release provides good to excellent results in over 70% of cases. Extracorporeal shock-wave therapy has its limitations. Summary: This article will review the current literature on lateral epicondylitis.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Current Opinion in Orthopaedics|
|State||Published - Apr 1 2006|
- Lateral epicondylitis
- Tennis elbow
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