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ACE Report #8212
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

Sodium hyaluronate + chondroitin sulphate vs. corticosteroid for lateral epicondylitis


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:2

Comparison of the effects of sodium hyaluronate-chondroitin sulphate and corticosteroid in the treatment of lateral epicondylitis: a prospective randomized trial

J Orthop Sci. 2015 Sep;20(5):837-43

Contributing Authors: HB Tosun I Gumustas S Agir A Uludag S Serbest D Pepele K Ertem

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Synopsis

57 patients with lateral epicondylitis were randomized to receive either a single injection that combined sodium hyaluronate and chondroitin sulfate, or a single injection of triamcinolone. The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of these treatments on pain and function over 6 months after injection. The results displayed improvements within both groups for pain and function up to 6 ...

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