Lateral epicondylitis. Dr Bahman Rasuli and Dr Bruno Di Muzio et al. Lateral epicondylitis, also known as tennis elbow , is an overuse syndrome of the common extensor tendon and predominantly affects the extensor carpi radialis brevis (ECRB) tendon. On this page:
Ultrasound Therapy for Tennis Elbow. Ultrasound guided therapy can be employed to reduce pain associated with elbow pain and restore normal functions as soon as possible. This form of therapy has provided great relief for most tennis elbow sufferers. The latest in ultrasound therapy for tennis elbow is the ultrasound-guided needle therapy.
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Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is a form of ultrasound treatment designed to stimulate a healing response from damaged tissues. In a recent study published in the Journal of Musculoskeletal Surgery, researchers found this modality effective in 75.7% of patients with tennis elbow. Follow-ups took place an average of two years later where these improvements were maintained. Of course, this modality was used in conjunction with a stretching and strengthening program of the elbow.
Dec. 6, 2002 (Chicago) -- From tennis elbow to jumper's knee, a new ultrasound needle treatment reduced pain and restored function in 65% of patients treated, according to researchers at a meeting...
Lateral epicondylitis, colloquially known as tennis elbow, is generally a self-limiting condition often seen in tennis players, throwing athletes, and tradesmen .The diagnosis is usually clinical and requires no imaging; most patients respond to conservative treatment including rest, physical therapy, antiinflammatory drugs, and steroid injections .
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The researchers concluded that Ultrasonography is a valuable and reliable screening tool for detected tendon tears associated with tennis elbow. This is an important finding, as MRI is expensive compared to ultrasound, and much less comfortable for the patient.
fact that the examination of the elbow is, for the most, focused to one quadrant only of the joint based on clinical findings. Note 1 For examination of the anterior elbow, the patient is seated facing the examiner with the elbow in an extension position over the table. The patient is asked to extend the elbow and supinate the fore-arm.