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Effectiveness of extracorporeal shock wave therapy for tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
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    Author's reply

    Dear Editor,

    I would like to thank you for your time and interest to read and comment our article. I do not agree with some of your comments, but I think that the disagreement is the beginning in order to continue research in a topic.

    Lateral epicondylitis (LE), commonly referred to as tennis elbow (TE), is a tendon problem. Although the terms TE and LE are not appropriate, I will use these two terms in...

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    ECSWT for Lateral Epicondylitis

    Dear Editior,

    I read with interest the Stasinopoulos/johnson article on ECWST for "tennis elbow". I would like to bring to the author's attention our double -blinded, randomized (placebo vs. active treatment groups) study previously presented at the AAOS annual meeting 2003 with 6 month results and at the 2004 meeting with 12 month results. This study has been accepted for publication in the JBJS.

    Our s...

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    Low-energy ESWT - New aspects for mechanism of action

    Dear Editor,

    I read with interest the review of Stasinopuolos and Johnson on the “Effectiveness of extracorporeal shock wave therapy for tennis elbow” (Br J Sports Med 2005; 39:132-139).

    I acknowledge their evaluation in terms that the trials from Haake et al. [1] and from our group [2] are by far the highest-ranking publications in this field, while other studies show various major flaws in study desi...

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