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Tennis Elbow


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PainSci summary of Garden 1961?This page is one of thousands in the bibliography. It is not a general article: it is focused on a single scientific paper, and it may provide only just enough context for the summary to make sense. Links to other papers and more general information are provided at the bottom of the page, as often as possible. ★★☆☆☆?2-star ratings are for studies with flaws, bias, and/or conflict of interest; published in lesser journals. Ratings are a highly subjective opinion, and subject to revision at any time. If you think this paper has been incorrectly rated, please let me know.

An old paper by the late, great British surgeon RS Garden, who reported that the results of surgery for tennis elbow were such that “no patient failed to benefit in some way from the operation.” This paper is mostly included in my bibliography as a fine historical example of overconfidence about surgery. See Kroslak.

~ Paul Ingraham

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