Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis Debridement (PRP Injection)
Platelet-rich plasma or PRP injections involve injecting the patient’s own platelets at a high concentration into the site of the tendon injury to promote further healing.
Some patients have persistent lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) despite conservative management. In these cases, further treatment is indicated. Platelet-rich plasma or PRP injections involve injecting the patient’s own platelets at a high concentration into the site of the tendon injury to promote further healing. This treatment may be a good initial option prior to pursuing a more invasive surgical intervention. PRP injections are less invasive and can be done in the office. It is important to keep in mind that it may take several rounds of injections for patients to notice an improvement in their symptoms.
Extensor carpi radialis brevis debridement
When other treatment options are unsuccessful, surgical intervention is indicated. This usually involves debridement of the contributing ECRB tendon. The tendon debridement may be done with a small incision directly over the area or arthroscopically with a camera introduced into the elbow joint. In either case, the ECRB tendon is identified and debrided (devitalized or frayed tissue is removed) to promote healing and decrease pain. The patient is usually placed in a soft dressing postoperatively and begins elbow range of motion right away. The patient is usually able to return to most activities within three to four weeks.
Our world-class orthopedic surgeons have years of experience treating elbow conditions. We believe that even the simplest problems should be evaluated by a specialist.
As our patient, you will have an in-depth consultation with one of our doctors. We will create an individualized treatment plan together, tailored to your problem and lifestyle. Our doctors prefer non-invasive treatments whenever possible, including physical therapy and/or injections. If your problem ultimately does require surgery, our doctors prefer the least invasive surgical techniques possible. Our goals are the same as yours: to get you back to living your best life, pain free.