A 61-year-old male asked:
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my fiancée 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
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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.
Answered on Jul 18, 2013

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