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Volume:3 Issue:3 Number:79 ISSN#:2563-5476
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ACE Report #5949
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Injection of Botulinum toxin A provides pain relief for lateral epicondylitis

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OrthoEvidence. Injection of Botulinum toxin A provides pain relief for lateral epicondylitis. ACE Report. 2014;3(3):79. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/5949

Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:3
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Injection of Botulinum Toxin for Treatment of Chronic Lateral Epicondylitis: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2011 Jun;40(6):532-8. doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2010.07.002. Epub 2010 Sep 6.

Contributing Authors: L Kalichman RR Bannuru M Severin W Harvey

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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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