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. Treatment options when treating persistent lateral epicondolitis.
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 and may be 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 open 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). which will 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 3-4 weeks.
The orthopedic surgeons here are also specially trained in the field of hand and wrist surgery and treat all conditions, from very straightforward to the most complex. Furthermore, we believe that even the simplest problems of the hand and wrist deserve evaluation from a hand specialist who has an expertise in understanding of the intricate anatomy of the hand.
Every Patient Matters
Every patient receives an in-depth consultation to devise a treatment plan that is right for their problem. Our specialists prefer non-operative and non-invasive treatments whenever possible, including physical therapy, medications, and/or injections. When we require surgery, we will then use minimally invasive surgical techniques to fix your problem, whether it is fixing a broken bone or repairing a tendon. Our goal is always to get you back to living your life normally as soon as possible.