References

These scientific papers are related to tennis elbow:

  1. Work-Related Risk Factors for Lateral Epicondylitis and Other Cause of Elbow Pain in the Working Population.
    This article shows the relationship between overload and tennis elbow. General information.
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  2. Comparative Effectiveness of Injection Therapies in Lateral Epicondylitis.
    Very important article: this is a review of all good studies about injections. This investigates which fluids are effective. The authors conclude that more evidence is needed. However, some fluids appear promising. You can see this in the table on page 8. Everything to the left of the line is effective: autologous blood (pure blood taken from the patient himself), PRP (platelet rich plasma; centrifuged blood from which only the platelets are used), hyaluronic acid, prolotherapie (= dextrose, a type of sugar water).The following do not appear to be effective: botox, corticosteroids, glucosamine, polidocanol. Many doctors do not know this important study, let alone refer to it! Prof. Dr. D. Eygendaal uses autologous blood. She has launched a study to compare the following with the help of ITEC: autologous blood/dextrose/only perforate (along with blood in the tendon). The idea behind autologous blood and PRP is that there are beneficial substances in platelets; these promote the healing of the tendon.
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  3. Lateral epicondylitis A review of pathology and management.
    General overview article about tennis elbow. Describes a time when there was little awareness of the issues.
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  4. Cadaver study on the accuracy of manual injection therapy of the LE. Presented at the NOV Congress 2014 and sent in to the coming ISAKOS Congress 2015.
    The cadaver study of Prof. Dr. D. Eygendaal proves that manual puncture is not effective; only 30% of highly experienced surgeons successfully target the tendon, many puncture intra-articularly i.e. the joint instead of the tendon. Larger amounts (1-2 ml) are punctured - and this is still wrong!Note recent Prof. Dr. D. Eygendaal cadaver study: with ITEC, we puncture 0.5 ml with 100% accuracy (report of the latter will follow in due course and will be on site)
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  5. ITEC Medical pilot study on first 25 patients. Presented at ISAKOS Congres 2015.
    Report of the first 25 patients treated with ITEC; this was still only perforation without injection. This study was designed to show that it was a safe treatment. Conclusion: no complications such as, for example, infection after treatment.
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  6. Study Ultrasound measurements of the LE. Leaflet presented at the Amphia Science day 2014.
    Study by Prof. Dr. D. Eygendaal in which ultrasound measurements were performed in patients with tennis elbow. Conclusion: large variation in the depth of the ECRB tendon. This shows that it is therefore useful to measure depth.
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