Is lateral epicondylitis a new indication for botulinum toxin?

Buchbinder, Rachelle; Richards, Bethan L.
May 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/18/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 8, p749
Academic Journal
In this article the author discusses the role of botulinum toxin A in treatment of lateral epicondylitis, which is also known as tennis elbow. He states that temporary paralysis of forearm muscles due to botulinum toxin A helps in recovery. He highlights that its trials have showed conflicting results which is due to difference in dosage and method of injection. He mentions that injection of botulinum toxin has helped in reducing the pain but does not improve grip strength.


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