Lateral epicondylitis: review of injection therapies

Orthop Clin North Am. 2013 Oct;44(4):615-23. doi: 10.1016/j.ocl.2013.06.013. Epub 2013 Aug 21.


Lateral epicondylitis has several different treatment methods, with no single agreed upon therapy. This article summarizes the current literature on injection therapies for lateral epicondylitis. Glucocorticoid, botulinum toxin, autologous blood, platelet-rich plasma, hyaluronic acid, polidocanol, glycosaminoglycan, and prolotherapy injections are discussed.

Keywords: Injection therapies; Lateral epicondylitis; Placebo.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Injections, Intra-Articular
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Tennis Elbow / therapy*