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Dry needling demonstrated greater efficacy than NSAID plus bracing for lateral epicondylitis

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March 2018

Dry needling demonstrated greater efficacy than NSAID plus bracing for lateral epicondylitis

Vol: 7| Issue: 3| Number:4| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Dry needling in lateral epicondylitis: a prospective controlled study

Int Orthop. 2017 Nov;41(11):2321-2325

Contributing Authors:
E Uygur B Aktaş A Özkut S Erinç EG Yilmazoglu

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Synopsis

92 patients with lateral epicondylitis were randomized to intervention through either dry needling or a combination of ibuprofen and proximal forearm brace wear. Patients were assessed at 3-week and 6-month follow-up using the Patient-Rated Tennis Elbow Evaluation (PRTEE). Scores on both the pain and function sections of the PRTEE significantly favoured the dry needling group compared to the NSAID...

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