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Physiotherapy in themanagement of tennis elbow : a review

  title={Physiotherapy in themanagement of tennis elbow : a review},
  author={Sheffield Shoulder},
INTRODUCTION Tennis elbow is one of the most commonly encountered upper limb conditions [1]. Its incidence in general practice is 4–7 per 1000 per year [2], with as many as 15% of workers in highly repetitive jobs reporting the condition [3–5]. Its incidence peaks in the 35–54 year old age group [6]. Tennis elbow is a misnomer as it is predominantly seen in nontennis players [7]; however, elbow pain is encountered in up to 50% of tennis players, with 75–80% of these cases being attributable to… Expand


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