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Excentrisk träning vid tennisarmbåge: en litteraturstudie
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Sports Medicine.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Aim: To evaluate the effect of eccentric training as treatment for tennis elbow

Design: Systematic review

Participants: Search through Pubmed between 2010 and October 2013.

Keywords: eccentric exercise, epicondyaliga, lateral epicondylitis, physiotherapy, tendinosis, tennis elbow.

12 articles with randomised clinical trials met the inclusion criteria. The outcome measurements were pain, strength, function, sick leave and ultrasound.

Results: All studies measured pain before and after the treatment period and seven out of twelve studies had a significant better outcome for the eccentric group compared with control group. Outcome concerning strength showed significant better for some of the measurements, but not for all, for the eccentric group in six of ten studies. Function was measured through different questionnaires and also by clinical examination. Five out of eight studies showed significant better function for the eccentric group than in controls. Sick leave showed no significant difference between groups. Ultrasound showed that the tendon healed significantly better in eccentric group than in controls. Conclusion: Eccentric training is a treatment for tennis elbow that can be recommended. We still do not know how to optimize the treatment protocol. Further research concerning training with or without pain, how often and for how long a period the treatment should last is still needed

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 21 p.
Keyword [en]
eccentric exercise, epicondyaliga, lateral epicondylitis, physiotherapy, tendinosis, tennis elbow.
Keyword [sv]
excentrisk träning, epikondyaligia, fysioterapi, lateral epikondylit, sjukgymnastik, tendinos, tennisarmbåge
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-89732OAI: diva2:723440
Educational program
Study Programme for Sport Sciences
Available from: 2014-06-13 Created: 2014-06-10 Last updated: 2014-06-18Bibliographically approved

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