The technology boom of the past decade has not only made our lives easier (debateable), but also caused a surge in overuse injuries. Smart phones, i-pads, and laptops (to name a few) have become as common TV’s and cars to every household in America. 708 more words
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If you have a stubborn, chronic case of Golfer’s or Tennis Elbow, when should you start thinking about surgery? – If you’re like most, you regard surgery as a last resort – A serious decision not to be rushed into or taken lightly. 226 more words
Common extensor tendinosis/tendonopathy, as discussed previously before, is one of the more frustrating conditions for both patients and clinicians alike. Part of the frustration has to do with incorrect labeling of the condition, which research has shown to be more of a tendinopathy/tendinosis. 486 more words
A surgeon who claims to perform surgeries, including for Tennis Elbow, that may only work due to the placebo effect – And a surprising recent medical study comparing actual Tennis Elbow surgery with a “placebo” procedure! 74 more words
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A leading Sydney surgeon has admitted to performing surgeries that don’t work to appease patients. Professor Ian Harris notes that sometimes the only benefit from surgeries is the ‘placebo effect’.
Surgical treatment of lateral epicondylitis: a prospective, randomised, blinded, placebo controlled pilot study Kroslak, Martin, Clinical School – St George Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW 2012… 217 more words