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ACE Report #4635
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Corticosteroid injection not effective in treatment of lateral epicondylalgia


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

Effect of corticosteroid injection, physiotherapy, or both on clinical outcomes in patients with unilateral lateral epicondylalgia: a randomized controlled trial

JAMA. 2013 Feb 6;309(5):461-9. doi: 10.1001/jama.2013.129

Contributing Authors: BK Coombes L Bisset P Brooks A Khan B Vicenzino

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Synopsis

165 patients were randomized to determine the efficacy of a single corticosteroid injection in treating lateral epicondylalgia, both in the presence and absence of physiotherapy. Patients were allocated to one of four groups: corticosteroid with physio, corticosteroid without physio, placebo with physio, or placebo without physio. The results at 52 weeks indicated that patients treated with cortic...

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