Injection of Botulinum toxin A provides pain relief for lateral epicondylitis
Injection of Botulinum Toxin for Treatment of Chronic Lateral Epicondylitis: Systematic Review and Meta-AnalysisSemin Arthritis Rheum. 2011 Jun;40(6):532-8. doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2010.07.002. Epub 2010 Sep 6.
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This systematic review/meta-analyis utilized 10 studies (4 RCTs and 6 studies of varying quality) assessing the short term efficacy of botulinum toxin A injections into the forearm extensor muscles of patients with lateral epicondylitis. Meta-analysis utilizing the 4 included RCTs indicated that VAS pain at 4 weeks and 3 months post-intervention favoured botulinum toxin over saline solution. The r...
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