Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
Are corticosteroid injections effective in the management of lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)?

Bottom-line:
Corticosteroid injections are effective for symptom management of lateral epicondylitis in the short term (≤4 weeks)^ however in the long term (6-12 months) they result in poorer outcomes than no intervention at all. Physiotherapy seems to have the best outcomes overall.


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Publication Date: 2015-4-20
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-03-31 15:19:30