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Functional Outcome Was Better After Percutaneous Surgery Than After Open Formal Release for Tennis Elbow

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For correspondence: Mr. P.D. Dunkow, Flat 4, 16 The Beeches, Didsbury, Manchester M20 2BG, England, United Kingdom
Dunkow PD, Jatti M, Muddu BN. A Comparison of Open and Percutaneous Techniques in the Surgical Treatment of Tennis Elbow.
J Bone Joint Surg Br.
2004 Jul;86: 701-4.

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2005 Feb 01;87(2):467-467
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Question: In patients who require surgery for the treatment of tennis elbow, how do the open formal release and the percutaneous tenotomy procedures compare with regard to functional outcome?Design: Randomized (unclear allocation concealment), unblinded controlled trial with 1-year follow-up.Setting: A hospital in Manchester, England, United Kingdom.Patients: 45 patients (mean age, 45 y; 51% women) with tennis elbow (47 elbows) who had received conservative treatment, including 2 injections of 80 mg of hydrocortisone and modification of activity, for 12 months. Follow-up was 100%.
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