Injection of botulinum toxin for treatment of chronic lateral epicondylitis: systematic review and meta-analysis

TitleInjection of botulinum toxin for treatment of chronic lateral epicondylitis: systematic review and meta-analysis
Publication TypePublished Journal Article
2011
AuthorsGalvin R, Callaghan C, Chan W-, Dimitrov BB, Fahey T
JournalSemin Arthritis Rheum
Volume40
Issue6
Pagination585-7
Date Published2011 Jun
ISSN1532-866X
Workpackage2
KeywordsBotulinum Toxins, Type A, Chronic Disease, Databases, Bibliographic, Finger Injuries, Humans, Injections, Intramuscular, Movement, Neuromuscular Agents, Outpatients, Pain, Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic, Tennis Elbow, Treatment Outcome
Abstract

In this article in Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism, Kalichman and coworkers examine the impact of the botulinum toxin injections in the management of lateral epicondylitis ( 1). We would like to add to the findings of this systematic review in 2 ways: first, we use a different method of pooling the data that allows us to present the findings in a clinically meaningful manner. Second, we also examine 2 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that compare an active comparator to BoNT-A injections ( 2 and 3). We have summarized the 6 trials in Table 1

URLhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0049017211000151
DOI10.1016/j.semarthrit.2011.01.003
Alternate JournalSemin. Arthritis Rheum.