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Q In patients with chronic extensor tendinosis at the elbow (tennis elbow), does topical nitric oxide improve outcome?
Clinical impact ratings GP/FP/Primary care ★★★★★★☆
randomised controlled trial.
blinded (patients and outcome assessors).*
Follow up period:
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
86 patients (95 elbows) who were 30–74 years of age (median age 46 y, 51% women) and had extensor tendinosis for ⩾3 months. Exclusion criteria: pregnancy, previous surgery, dislocation of the affected wrist or elbow, distal neurological signs, or a local corticosteroid injection in the previous 3 months.
43 patients were allocated to an active transdermal patch (1/4 of a 5 mg …