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Saint Louis, MO
A 54-year-old male asked:

My fiance needs surgery for tennis elbow and she would like to know which surgery is best open or arthroscopic and how long is normally the procedure?

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Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Tennis Elbow: There is no benefit between open vs. Arthroscopic...It typically is the preference of the surgeon. This procedure itself should take between 45 min - 75 min.
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Saint Louis, MO
A 54-year-old male asked about a 49-year-old female:

My fiance needs surgery for tennis elbow and she would like to know which surgery is better to have open or arthroscopic for this surgery?

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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Percutaneous: I'm partial to a newer procedure called a percutaneous tenotomy. Tiny incision and uses ultrasound to guide a pen-like micro tip to the area of tendon damage. This device then removes the damaged portion of the tendon. I've had great success with this procedure. There is a physician in st. Louis who has done several hundred of these. We try to be unbiased, but go to tenexhealth.Com.
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