Lateral Epicondylitis -Tennis Elbow

Lateral epicondylitis, commonly known as tennis elbow, is a condition of the elbow that often causes pain on the outside of the elbow with lifting, gripping and activities that involve wrist extension.

Lateral Epicondylitis -Tennis Elbow

Lateral epicondylitis, commonly known as tennis elbow, is a condition of the elbow that often causes pain on the outside of the elbow with lifting, gripping and activities that involve wrist extension. It is sometimes associated with tennis players but can be caused by a variety of different activities. Pain usually originates at the elbow but can radiate down the forearm and into the wrist. The tendon most commonly involved is the extensor carpi radialis brevis tendon which originates on the lateral epicondyle of the humerus. Treatment will start conservatively with bracing, anti-inflammatories and therapy. It is often a long recovery and may take many months for the symptoms to resolve. If the symptoms persist despite conservative management, surgical options may be discussed. The diagnosis is usually a clinical one, but an MRI may be done to visualize the tendons and surrounding structures.

Lateral Epicondylitis -Tennis Elbow

Video: Elbow Arthroscopy for Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)

“For my patients in whom rest and rehab has failed, I like to treat this definitively with an elbow arthroscopy, extensor carpi radialis brevis (ECRB) release, and synovectomy. Here’s a short video on how I do it!” – Dr. DeNoble

Transcript:

Hey guys, it’s Dr. Denoble. In this 90 second video, I’m going to show you how I can treat the worst cases of tennis elbow with a simple surgery. Let me show you how I do it.

This is what it looks like on the outside and straighten it all the way out one more time. Good. Excellent. And you’re feeling pretty good then.

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