Review of tennis elbow was biased

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7444.897-c (Published 08 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:897
  1. Jan M Bjordal, research fellow,
  2. Jan Hendrik Demmink, assistant professor (jmb@hib.no)
  1. Bergen University College, 5020 Bergen Physiotherapy Department
  2. Section of Physiotherapy Science, University of Bergen, 5020 Bergen, Norway

    EDITOR—In their review of tennis elbow last year Assendelft et al say that topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in gel form are beneficial and NSAIDs given orally are likely to be beneficial, whereas local steroid injections are a trade-off between harms and benefits.1 Physiotherapeutic modalities were deemed as interventions with “unknown effectiveness” and …

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