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August/September 2007 (vol. 04/2)

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Tennis elbow relief

A systematic review found no conclusive evidence to favour one common surgical intervention over another – in terms of pain relief, restoring strength, or return-to-work time – in the treatment of lateral epicondylitis. However, the authors note the need for more randomised controlled trials. The interventions, grouped into open, percutaneous, and arthroscopic surgery, are only advised for the minority of individuals who do not respond to non-invasive treatment.

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 2007; 12 July – online publication ahead of print.

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Occupational Health at Work August/September 2007 (vol. 04/2) pp41