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Common extensor tendon rupture following corticosteroid injection for lateral tendinosis of the elbow.
  1. A G Smith,
  2. K Kosygan,
  3. H Williams,
  4. R J Newman
  1. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Harrogate District Hospital, Harrogate, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.


    Corticosteroid injections are commonly administered to athletes to relieve symptoms of lateral elbow tendinosis. This report presents a case of almost total rupture of the common extensor origin in a 45 year old female squash player secondary to such a procedure.

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