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Lateral Epicondylitis in Tennis: Update on Aetiology, Biomechanics and Treatment
  1. Thomas De Smedt (thomasdesmedt1{at}yahoo.com)
  1. University Hospital Antwerp, Belgium
    1. Andy de Jong (de_jong_andy{at}hotmail.com)
    1. University Hospital Antwerp, Belgium
      1. Lieven Dossche
      1. University Hospital Antwerp, Belgium
        1. Wim van Leemput (wim_van_leemput{at}hotmail.com)
        1. University Hospital Antwerp, Belgium
          1. Francis Van Glabbeek
          1. University Hospital Antwerp, Belgium

            Abstract

            Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) is the most frequent type of myotendinosis, and can be responsible for substantial pain and loss of function of the affected limb. Tennis biomechanics, player characteristics and equipment are important in preventing the condition. This article presents an overview of the current knowledge on lateral epicondylitis, and focuses on treatment strategies. Conservative and surgical treatment options are discussed, and recent techniques are outlined.

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