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Steroid injections may be better than shock wave therapy for tennis elbow, but this study has too many biases to conclude this confidently

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7377.0/h (Published 14 December 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:h

Clinical question Is steroid injection superior to extracorporeal shock wave therapy for treating tennis elbow?

Synopsis This has to be one of the shortest research papers we have ever reviewed: two full pages, including the abstract and references. Orthopaedic surgeons evaluated men and women with tennis elbow who were referred by their GPs. The patients, average age 49, had had symptoms for more than four months without surgical treatment or …

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