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2020 Nov

Aust J Gen Pract



Lateral epicondylitis: Current concepts.


Johns N, Shridhar V
Aust J Gen Pract. 2020 Nov; 49(11):707-709.
PMID: 33123709.


Lateral epicondylitis, more commonly referred to as 'tennis elbow', is a common condition seen in general practice. It effects approximately 4-7 per 1000 individuals. Despite this, the aetiology and pathophysiology remain poorly understood. Often presenting as lateral elbow pain, the differential diagnosis includes entrapment syndromes, cervical radiculopathy, osseous pathology and inflammatory conditions. Though in 90% of cases the condition is self-limiting, persistent symptoms can be difficult to manage.