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Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy Versus Ultrasound Therapy on Lateral Epicondylitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

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April 29, 2022

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy Versus Ultrasound Therapy on Lateral Epicondylitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Vol: 5| Issue: 4| Number:5| ISSN#: 2563-559X

Authored By: Meng Zhu, Yaping Chang, Steve Phillips, Ellen Scholl, Aiden Scholey, Mohit Bhandari On Behalf of OrthoEvidence

Lateral epicondylitis, also known as tennis elbow, is a condition commonly seen in general practice clinics. A population-based study estimated that about 3.4 [95% confidence interval (CI): 3.3 to 3.5] in every 1000 people in the United States developed lateral epicondylitis annually (Sanders et al., 2015). The symptoms of lateral epicondylitis include pain on resisted wrist dorsiflexion and tenderness over the lateral epicondyle of the humerus (Cutts et al., 2020).  Many treatment modalities have been adopted for the treatment of lateral epicondylitis, among which, extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) and ultrasound therapy are two important adjuvant therapies. A number of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing...
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