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dc.contributor.authorCoombes, Brooke K
dc.contributor.authorBisset, Leanne
dc.contributor.authorVicenzino, Bill
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:10:12Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:10:12Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.modified2014-08-28T05:04:59Z
dc.identifier.issn0306-3674
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/bjsm.2011.083949
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/43257
dc.description.abstractObjective To evaluate whether deficits of elbow flexor and extensor muscle strength exist in lateral epicondylalgia (LE) in comparison with a healthy control population. Design Cross-sectional study. Participants 150 participants with unilateral LE were compared with 54 healthy control participants. Main outcome measures Maximal isometric elbow flexion and extension strength were measured bilaterally using a purpose-built standing frame such that gripping was avoided. Results The authors found significant side differences in elbow extensor (-6.54 N, 95% CI -11.43 to -1.65, p=0.008, standardised mean difference (SMD) -0.45) and flexor muscle strength (-11.26 N, 95% CI -19.59 to -2.94, p=0.009, SMD -0.46) between LE and control groups. Within the LE group, only elbow extensor muscle strength deficits between sides was significant (affected-unaffected: -2.94 N, 95% CI -5.44 to -0.44). Conclusion Small significant deficits of elbow extensor and flexor muscle strength exist in the affected arm of unilateral LE in comparison with healthy controls. Notably, comparing elbow strength between the affected and unaffected sides in unilateral epicondylalgia is likely to underestimate these deficits.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherBMJ Group
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom449
dc.relation.ispartofpageto453
dc.relation.ispartofissue6
dc.relation.ispartofjournalBritish Journal of Sports Medicine
dc.relation.ispartofvolume46
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEngineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBiomedical and clinical sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducation
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode40
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode32
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode39
dc.titleElbow flexor and extensor muscle weakness in lateral epicondylalgia
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.date.issued2012
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gro.griffith.authorBisset, Leanne M.
gro.griffith.authorCoombes, Brooke K.


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