Tennis Elbow


Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)

Lateral epicondylitis is inflammation of the tendons on the lateral aspect of the forearm as they attach to the humerus.  This is a common condition and seen frequently in construction workers, tennis players, golfers and anyone who is involved in repetitive activities.  Most patients are middle aged between 40-65 yrs old. 


The mainstay of treatment involves rest, ices, anti-inflammatory medication and bracing. In some patients who fail these treatments we may discuss biologic therapy with PRP (platelet rich plasma).  There are a very small group of patients who fail these measures and require surgery to remove the inflamed tissue. This is done as an outpatient surgery using a minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques.  Most patients resume full activities 6-8wks after surgery.