Tennis Elbow Surgery
The most common orthopedic injury to the elbow is called lateral epicondylitis, commonly known as tennis elbow. Tennis elbow is often caused by injury to the muscle in the forearm and typically involves extensor carpi radialis brevis (ECRB) tendon. The ECRB tendon stabilizes the wrist when there is little to no bend in the elbow, for example when a tennis racquet is swung, which gives the common name of tennis elbow. The overuse and repetitiveness of this motion results in microtears in the ECRB tendon near the point that it attaches to the outside bump of the humerus, called the lateral epicondyle. These tears cause pain and inflammation in the elbow.
Symptoms of tennis elbow include weakened strength in the hand, or pain in the outer elbow. To diagnose tennis elbow, your Steadman surgeon will talk through all of your symptoms and discuss factors in your everyday life that may have contributed to the injury. There are also tests and movements your doctor will have you perform to better determine the extent of the injury, as well as ordering an x-ray of the joint.
Depending on the extent of the injury and the patient’s activity level, treatment of the injury can range from surgery to non-surgical, which includes rest, anti-inflammatory medications, injections, and physical therapy.
Other Types of Elbow Surgery
Arthroscopic Elbow Surgery
Tommy John Surgery
Ulnar Nene Entrapment (Cubital Tunnel Release)
Total Elbow Replacement
Golfer's Elbow (Medid Epicadylitis)
Distal Biceps Repair
Arthroscopic & Open Treatment of Elbow Stiffness
Elbow Fractures (Radid Head Fractures, Olecranon Fractures)
Radial New Entrapment (Radid Tunnel Syndrome)
Lateral Callateral Ligament Repair
Medid Collaeral Ligament Repair
Capitellum OCD (Osteochonditits Dessicans)
Heterotopic Ossification, Bone Removal
Olecranon Bursitis, Bursectomy
Ulnar Nerve Transposition