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Razi Kazemi H, Ahmadi Bani M, Pazhooman H. The Effects of Conservative Treatments on Pain, Function and Grip Strength among Patients with Tennis Elbow Syndrome: A Systematic Review. JRUMS 2020; 18 (12) :1287-1300
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Background and Objectives: Conservative treatments for patients with tennis elbow syndrome include a set of nonsurgical methods to cure the inflammation of lateral epicondyle of humerus. The purpose of this article was to evaluate the effects of conservative treatments on pain, function and grip strength among patients with tennis elbow syndrome.
Materials and Methods: In an evidence-based systematic review and according to PICO (Patient, Intervention, Comparision, Out come) method, scientific databases including PubMed, ISI Web of Science and Scopus were searched for articles published during 2000 to 2017. Then titles and abstracts of the retrieved articles were reviewed and intervened according to the including criteria.
Results: Among 76 preliminary articles, 18 articles had the including criteria. 15 articles included physiotherapy methods and 3 articles included splints. 4 articles were about laser, 4 articles about shockwave therapy, 2 articles about acupuncture, 3 articles about combined conservative treatment methods, 3 articles about braces, 1 article was about transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and 1 article about taping.
Conclusion: All treatment modalities are effective to cure tennis elbow. Combined methods are more preferable in comparison with single method treatments. There is no report of definite preference among different treatments. There were no mentions of side effects in any of the articles.
Key words: Conservative treatments, Pain, Function, Grip strength, Tennis elbow syndrome, Lateral epicondylitis of elbow
Funding: The project was supported by the University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences.
Conflict of interest: None declared.Ethical approval: Ethical approval was obtained from the University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences Ethics Committee. All participants signed the informed consent.
 
 
How to cite this article: Razi Kazemi H, Ahmadi Bani M, Pazhooman H. The Effects of Conservative Treatments on Pain, Function and Grip Strength among Patients with Tennis Elbow Syndrome: A Systematic Review. J Rafsanjan Univ Med Sci 2020; 18 (11): 1287-1300. [Farsi]
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Type of Study: Review Article | Subject: Orthopedy
Received: 2018/07/1 | Accepted: 2019/10/1 | Published: 2020/03/20

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