1983 年 31 巻 4 号 p. 747-749
Epicondylitis lateralis of the elbow (tennis elbow) is a common lesion. For the chronic cases, the treatment is not so easy, so that we tried to treat it with the application of new type brace which is modified the dorsal cock-up splint.
Materials are 19 cases of the chronic tennis elbow. Male is 8 persons and female is 11. The utilizing period is average 3.6 weeks. The interval from onset to the application of the splint is about av. 9 months.
The important point of this splint is to maintain the wrist in slight dorsi-flexed position. So that the extensor carpi radialis muscles are kept in relaxation. During the use of splint we permit to move their arm freely in working or ADL motions.
The follow-up period is more than 8 months. Results are follow; effective are 9, unknown are 7 and not effective are 3 cases.
For the cases of rheumatoid arthritis, the effect of this splint is not expectable.