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ACE Report #10098
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No significant difference in postoperative function between open release and microtenotomy for LE

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Open release versus radiofrequency microtenotomy in the treatment of lateral epicondylitis: a prospective randomized controlled trial

Shoulder Elbow. 2018 Jan;10(1):45-51

Contributing Authors: K Hamlin S McKenna C Munro K Kumar SL Barker

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41 patients with refractory lateral epicondylitis were randomized to either radiofrequency microtenotomy or open release of the common extensor origin. Patients were assessed for pain and function over the first year after surgery, and grip strength after 6 weeks. Apart from pain reduction after 6 weeks, which was significantly greater in the open release group compared to the RFMT group, there we...

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