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Br J Sports Med. 2007 Nov;41(11):816-9. Epub 2007 Jul 6.

Lateral epicondylitis in tennis: update on aetiology, biomechanics and treatment.

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University Hospital Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium. thomasdesmedt1@yahoo.com

Abstract

Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) is the most frequent type of myotendinosis and can be responsible for substantial pain and loss of function of the affected limb. Tennis biomechanics, player characteristics and equipment are important in preventing the condition. This article presents an overview of the current knowledge on lateral epicondylitis, and focuses on treatment strategies. Conservative and surgical treatment options are discussed, and recent techniques are outlined.

PMID:
17616547
PMCID:
PMC2465303
DOI:
10.1136/bjsm.2007.036723
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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