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Table 2 Summary of results in dependence of therapy group

From: Prospective randomized controlled trial in the treatment of lateral epicondylitis with a new dynamic wrist orthosis

Score Physiotherapy group (PT group) Physiotherapy and orthosis group (PT ± O group) p value baseline
Baseline (n = 33) 12 weeks (n = 15) 12 months (n = 12) Baseline (n = 28) 12 weeks (n = 16) 12 months (n = 10)
Age (years) 46    47    .102
Male 10 (30%)    16 (44%)    .397
Handedness right 29 (88%)    26 (89%)    .693
Pain (VAS) 4.7 (SD: 2.8) 4.1 (SD: 3.1) [p = .468] 1.3 (SD: 1.6) [p = .000] 6.5 (SD: 1.7) 3.7 (SD: 2.6) [p = .001] 1.1 (SD: 1.0) [p = .000] .312
Flexion 127 (SD: 19) 130 (SD: 21) [p = .175] 131 (SD: 17) [p = .734] 133 (SD: 19) 138 (SD: 11) [p = .361] 135 (SD: 9) [p = .356] .399
Extension 7 (SD: 14) 4 (SD: 14) [p = .175] 9 (SD: 21) [p = .714] 2 (SD: 4) 1 (SD: 2) [p = .271] 0 (SD: 0) [p = .689] .704
Maximum hand strength in kg 23.8 (SD: 17.3) 26.7 (SD: 16.7) [p = .051] 33.7 (SD: 14.5) [p = .061] 20.4 (SD: 16.5) 20.6 (SD: 12.5) [p = .943] 26.9 (SD: 9.9) [p = . 889] .636
Painless hand strength in kg 14.8 (SD: 17.5) 19.9 (SD: 17.1) [p = .031] 32.2 (SD: 15.9) p = .013] 9.9 (SD: 12.1) 18.9 (SD: 14) [p = .009] 25.3 (SD: 9.3) [p = .028] .678
Placzek score 8.1 (SD: 1.76) 3.8 (SD: 2.98) [p = .000] 2 (SD: 2.5) [p = .000] 8.25 (SD: 1.84) 3.5 (SD: 2.75) [p = .001] 0 (SD: 0) [p = .000] .154
PRTEE score 48.6 (SD: 19.7) 37.6 (SD: 24.1) [p = .185] 16.6 (SD: 16.1) [p = .000] 52.8 (SD: 16.0) 31.3 (SD: 8.2) [p = .002] 16.15 (SD: 16.1) [p = .000] .519