2012
DOI: 10.1590/s0102-36162012000400002
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Epicondilite lateral do cotovelo

Abstract: Lateral epicondylitis, also known as tennis elbow, is a common condition that is estimated to affect 1% to 3% of the population. The word epicondylitis suggests inflammation, although histological analysis on the tissue fails to show any inflammatory process. The structure most commonly affected is the origin of the tendon of the extensor carpi radialis brevis and the mechanism of injury is associated with overloading. Nonsurgical treatment is the preferred method, and this in-

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“…Exclusion criteria consisted of any patient with previous elbow surgery, entrapment of the ulnar nerve, systemic or metabolic disease, previous injections for CLE, arthritis, effusion of the elbow, any previous fractures of the forearm or upper arm, infection or trauma involving the lateral epicondylar region, bone tumor involving distal humerus and any patient with inflammatory or rheumatologic disease. All patients had a positive chair test and a positive Mill's test [14] .…”
Section: Methodsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Exclusion criteria consisted of any patient with previous elbow surgery, entrapment of the ulnar nerve, systemic or metabolic disease, previous injections for CLE, arthritis, effusion of the elbow, any previous fractures of the forearm or upper arm, infection or trauma involving the lateral epicondylar region, bone tumor involving distal humerus and any patient with inflammatory or rheumatologic disease. All patients had a positive chair test and a positive Mill's test [14] .…”
Section: Methodsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…A epicondilite lateral do cotovelo é uma patologia frequente, acometendo cerca de 1 a 3% da população, sendo mais comum na população não relacionada a práticas desportivas, quando comparada a prática de esportes. 1 É comum ser denominada "cotovelo do tenista" ("tennis elbow"), apesar de estar presente em apenas 5 a 10% dos praticantes deste esporte. Histopatologicamente, observa-se um processo denominado degeneração angiofibroblastica 2,3 .…”
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“…Não existe consenso em relação ao tratamento cirúrgico, principalmente referente ao tempo de sintomas ou gravidade da doença. De forma geral, alguns autores recomendam sua indicação após falha do tratamento conservador por 9 a 12 meses 1,10,11 . Além disso, não há consenso sobre a melhor técnica cirúrgica a ser utilizada.…”
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“…Every year, about 1 to 3% of the general population is affected [3], and there is no difference in morbidity between the sexes, but the prevalence rate is higher in people over 40 years of age [4]. In addition, it is more frequent in the dominant arm [5], and if untreated the symptoms persist for 6 to 24 months [6-8]. …”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%