Sunday, March 13, 2016

Tennis Elbow, Surgery And The Placebo Effect

Tennis Elbow Surgery And The Placebo Effect

Here's my new Storify story about a surgeon who claims to perform surgeries, including for Tennis Elbow, that may only work due to the placebo effect, and a surprising, recent medical study comparing actual Tennis Elbow surgery with a fake "placebo" procedure!

One of the dozen plus surgeries Surgeon Ian Harris criticizes in his new book, 'Surgery, The Ultimate Placebo' is for Tennis Elbow - In his opinion, it's:
"Another procedure that is in decline. The condition largely gets better over time and surgery doesn't add anything to that process."

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