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Letters Management of tennis elbow

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BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 20 June 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3843
  1. John Orchard, adjunct associate professor1,
  2. Alex Kountouris, physiotherapist2
  1. 1School of Public Health, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
  2. 2Australian Cricket Team, Melbourne, Australia
  1. johnorchard{at}

Barry mentions some relevant treatment options.1 We think that all tennis elbow braces (figure), wrist splints, and acupuncture have low level evidence suggesting mild benefits,2 but they can definitely be offered as they are all comparatively cheap treatments with low risk of harm.

Tennis elbow brace

Orthotic devices should probably be tried before prescription or purchase as patients can usually decide …

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