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A systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials on physical interventions for lateral epicondylalgia
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    Authors' reply
    • Bill T Vicenzino, Assoc Prof
    • Other Contributors:
      • Leanne Bisset, Aatit Paungmali, and Elaine Beller

    Dear Editor,

    It is with interest we read the comments by Rompe, regarding our systematic review and we take this opportunity to respond.

    1. Rompe found it ‘annoying’ that our systematic review showed no benefit in the use of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) for lateral epicondylalgia (LE) and did not include recent evidence. The census date of our comprehensive database searches was clearly stated...

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    Wrong statement on lacking efficiency of ESWT for tennis elbow

    Dear Editor,

    I read with great interest the systemic review from Dr. Bisset and co-workers "A systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials on physical interventions for lateral epicondylalgia" (BJSM 2005; 39:411- 422).

    I find it annoying how the authors disregarded the results of the most recent trials regarding treatment of chronic tennis elbow with extracorporeal shock waves. Their conclusion th...

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