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A 40-year-old female asked:

I had right lateral epicondylar release/tendon repair 4 months ago. a p.t. asked which tendon did u get repaired? how many tendons on the outer elbow?

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Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
ECRB: Lateral epicondylitis( "tennis elbow")surgery involves surgical debridement (open or arthroscopic ) of the extensor carpi radialis brevis(ecrb) tendon origin.Degenerative tendon here often has a 'fish flesh' appearance.Surgeons often 'drill' small holes in the lat.Epicondyle after debridement . Other tendons here: ecrl, epl, edc tendons(abbreviations).

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