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dc.contributor.authorTitchener, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorBooker, SJ
dc.contributor.authorBhamber, NS
dc.contributor.authorTambe, Amol
dc.contributor.authorClark, David
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-16T14:12:16Z
dc.date.available2016-08-16T14:12:16Z
dc.date.issued2015-11
dc.identifier.citationBr J Sports Med.2015 Nov;49(21):1410-3.doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2013-092674.Epub 2013 Nov 6.
dc.identifier.urihttps://orda.derbyhospitals.nhs.uk/handle/123456789/93
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Tennis elbow is a common condition with a variety of treatment options, but little is known about which of these options specialists choose most commonly. Corticosteroid injections in tennis elbow may reduce pain in the short-term but delay long-term recovery. We have undertaken a UK-wide survey of upper limb specialists to assess current practice. METHODS: Cross-sectional electronic survey of current members of the British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS) and the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH). RESULTS: 271 of 1047 eligible members responded (25.9%); consultant surgeons constituted the largest group (232/271, 85%). 131 respondents (48%) use corticosteroid injections as their first-line treatment for tennis elbow. 206 respondents (77%) believed that corticosteroid injections are not potentially harmful in the treatment of tennis elbow, while 31 (11%) did not use them in their current practice. In light of recent evidence of the potential harmful effects of corticosteroid therapy, 136 (50%) had not changed their practice while 108 (40.1%) had reduced or discontinued their use. 43 respondents (16%) reported having used platelet-rich plasma injections. CONCLUSIONS: Recent high-quality evidence that corticosteroids may delay recovery in tennis elbow appears to have had a limited effect on current practice. Treatment is not uniform among specialists and a proportion of them use platelet-rich plasma injections. Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to http://group.bmj.com/group/rights-licensing/permissions. DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2013-092674 PMID: 24195919language
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dc.subjectTennis Elbowlanguage
dc.subjectLateral Epicondylalgialanguage
dc.subjectTherapeuticslanguage
dc.titleCorticosteroid and platelet-rich plasma injection therapy in tennis elbow (lateral epicondylalgia): a survey of current U.K. specialist practice and a call for clinical guidelines.language
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