Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Surgical treatment of tennis elbow

According to Knudsen R et al (2008) surgical treatment of lateral epicondylitits (LE) has not been investigated sufficiently to allow general guidelines, nor has non-invasive treatment produced sufficiently good results.

The results of 31 mini-tenotomies performed by them to treat lateral epicondylitis. The mini-tenotomies were performed under local anaesthesia and the extensor aponeurosis was cut close to the epicondyl. Surgery achieved its maximal effect on average four weeks after surgery. The present results indicate that mini-tenotomy could be a promising treatment for a selected group with isolated LE.

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