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Volume:2 Issue:3 Number:82 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #3396
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

Radiofrequency microtenotomy successful in the treatment of lateral epicondylitis


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OrthoEvidence. Radiofrequency microtenotomy successful in the treatment of lateral epicondylitis. ACE Report. 2013;2(3):82. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/3396

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

Radiofrequency microtenotomy: a promising method for treatment of recalcitrant lateral epicondylitis

Am J Sports Med. 2008 Oct;36(10):1960-5. Epub 2008 Jun 16

Contributing Authors: K Meknas A Odden-Miland JB Mercer M Castillejo O Johansen

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Synopsis

24 patients with lateral epicondylitis were randomized to undergo either a radiofrequency microtenotomy or extensor tendon release and repair to compare clinical outcomes between these two treatments. The results indicated that the microtenotomy procedure resulted in earlier pain relief that persisted throughout 10 to 18 months, and a significant improvement in grip strength. The results demonstra...

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