Review Article of Corticosteroid Injections Use in Acute and Chronic Lateral Epicondylgia. An Update of the Currently Available Literature
- *Corresponding Author:
- Mohammed Elmajee
MSc, MRCSEd, MBCHB
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Stott Ln, Salford, M6 8HD, M6 5JJ
Salford, United Kingdom
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: December 23, 2015 Accepted Date: January 9, 2016 Published Date: January 16, 2016
Citation: Elmajee MS, Pillai A (2016) Review Article of Corticosteroid Injections Use in Acute and Chronic Lateral Epicondylgia. An Update of the Currently Available Literature. Orthop Muscular Syst 5:205. doi:10.4172/2161-0533.1000205
Copyright: © 2016 Elmajee MS, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Purpose: The aim of this study is to assess the effectiveness of corticosteroid injections (CSI) in treatment of acute and chronic Lateral Epicondylgia (LE) by summarising all recent updates related to this injection in LE. Conclusion: Corticosteroid injections have a long record of use in LE, and are frequently requested by patients. However, this review could present a strong argument against the use of CSI, particularly for chronic LE, since no long term benefits were found. This concurs with other reviews. While CSI have a well-documented short-term benefit, they appear to have a detrimental effect with longer follow up, such as an increase in recurrence rate.