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dc.contributor.authorCoombes, Brookeen_US
dc.contributor.authorBisset, Leanneen_US
dc.contributor.authorVicenzino, Billen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:10:12Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:10:12Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.date.modified2014-08-28T05:04:59Z
dc.identifier.issn14730480en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/bjsm.2011.083949en_US
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.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherBMJ Groupen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom449en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto453en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue6en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalBritish Journal of Sports Medicineen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume46en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode119999en_US
dc.titleElbow flexor and extensor muscle weakness in lateral epicondylalgiaen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
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gro.date.issued2012
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