Lateral epicondylitis: clinical classification and proposal for treatment.

R. Rotini, M. Fontana, L. Catamo, F. Noia, M. Magnani

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The authors report their experience in a retrospective study on a sample year (1997) of cases (77 in number) of lateral epicondylitis treated non-surgically at the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute. The results for the 63 patients reviewed are very disappointing (healing only in 36.5% of cases). In their opinion, this may be attributed to the lack of an accurate clinical definition of the pathology, and an inadequate treatment protocol. They conclude with the proposal to classify 3 clinical forms for epicondylitis (acute, chronic recurrent, and chronic persistent) and to follow a corresponding treatment protocol, aimed at improving results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-64
Number of pages8
JournalLa Chirurgia degli organi di movimento
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000


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