Dr. Alberta serves as a reviewer for multiple leading journals specializing in orthopaedic care, sports medicine, and shoulder and elbow surgery. One of his recent reviews in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research (CORR) involved the treatment options for tennis elbow, a very common problem that we treat at NJOC.
The editors of CORR invited Dr. Alberta to write an insight piece based on his review of this work and it was published in the latest issue of the journal. The article, CORR Insights®: Does Nonsurgical Treatment Improve Longitudinal Outcomes of Lateral Epicondylitis Over No Treatment? A Meta-analysis in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research®: Volume 473, Issue 3 (2015), Page 1108-1110, can be downloaded here.
The insight article focuses on treament philosophies for tennis elbow and where we are headed with. Cost containment and relief of symptoms do not always result in the same short or long term recommendations. And this condition affects so many people that short term relief of symptoms can result in a large societal impact. It will be difficult to come to a conclusion about what are the best (if any) treatment strategies to reduce pain, improve productivity and contain the cost of treatment.