Lateral epicondylitis, or ’tennis elbow’, is a common condition that usually affects patients between 35 and 55 years of age. It is generally self-limiting, but in some patients it may continue to cause persistent symptoms, which can be refractory to treatment. This review discusses the mechanism of disease, symptoms and signs, investigations, current management protocols and potential new treatments.
Cite this article: Bone Joint J 2013;95-B:1158–64.
The authors would like to gratefully acknowledge the support of the National Institute for Health and Research, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, and the Technology Strategy Board.
No benefits in any form have been received or will be received from a commercial party related directly or indirectly to the subject of this article.
This article was primary edited by P. Baird and first-proof edited by G. Scott.
- Received February 1, 2012.
- Accepted May 22, 2013.
- ©2013 The British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery