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Volume:7 Issue:9 Number:23 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #11999
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

Wrist splinting an effective treatment for lateral epicondylitis compared to physiotherapy alone


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

Comparison of the effects of short-duration wrist joint splinting combined with physical therapy and physical therapy alone on the management of patients with lateral epicondylitis

Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2019 ;():. 10.23736/S1973-9087.19.05280-8

Contributing Authors: SJ Kachanathu AM Alenazi AR Hafez AD Algarni AM Alsubiheen

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Synopsis

The authors conducted a multi-centre, assessor blinded, randomized controlled trial. They randomized 40 patients to two groups. Both groups received a conservative physiotherapy protocol. Patients in the intervention group also received a standard wrist splint. Patients in the wrist splint group had significantly improved pain scores, range of motion, and grip strength compared to the physiotherap...

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