[A randomized comparison of open and arthroscopic Nirschl debridement for refractory lateral epicondylitis].

@article{Yan2009ARC,
  title={[A randomized comparison of open and arthroscopic Nirschl debridement for refractory lateral epicondylitis].},
  author={Hui Yan and G. Cui and Yu-lei Liu and J. Xiao and Yu-ping Yang and Y. Ao},
  journal={Zhonghua wai ke za zhi [Chinese journal of surgery]},
  year={2009},
  volume={47 12},
  pages={
          888-91
        }
}
  • Hui Yan, G. Cui, +3 authors Y. Ao
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • Zhonghua wai ke za zhi [Chinese journal of surgery]
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