Summary: For patients with chronic unilateral lateral epicondylitis, local corticosteroid injection may result in lower rates of complete recovery and higher rates of symptomatic recurrence at both 6 months and 1 year after treatment, compared to use of a placebo injection. (In other words, for a patient with unilateral epicondylitis, NOT treating with a local corticosteroid injection may lead to a better long-term outcome).

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/23385272/

Strength of Recommendation = B

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