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Tennis Elbow Surgery Recovery Time
I got some relief from a lidocaine shot in my elbow for tennis elbow it helped other pain i had around my elbow. Will tennis elbow surgery help?
Tennis elbow: Consider exhausting conservative treatment prior to surgery. Options include rest, night splints, tennis elbow cuffs, pt/laser therapy/modalities, purified omega, medrol, (methylprednisolone) multiple injections with cortisone, nsaids, evaluation for carpal tunnel or c spine referred nerve pain issues. Check with your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will severe tennis elbow cause your sensory nerve to be slow. The emg show my radial nerve at 26. I'm having tennis elbow surgery soon. Will this help?
See below: These are two separate conditions but have similar symptomatology . Conservative treatment is similar for these conditions. You may want to seek an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in upper extremity conditions to explain the different etiologies(causes) of these conditions. ...Read more
I am having tennis elbow surgery tomorrowand have a very slight chest congestion no phlegm just mild dry cough.
Pain elbow going dwon into middle finger/had tennis elbow surgery last year/on tamadol, noproxian, vicadone/still no releif?
Need reevaluation: This could be any number of things. It is not unheard of to have tennis elbow pain despite surgery. I would recommend a reevaluation. If it is still tennis elbow, i would continue stretching with lifting limitations along with nsaids. Your physician should check for things like nerve entrapment as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tennis elbow surgery: Surgery can be performed with an open incision, arthroscopically or percutaneously. All of these allow the surgeon to remove the damaged tissue that is the source of the pain. Arthroscopy allows you to look around the elbow and check for additional problems like arthritis or loose cartilage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had surgery on my elbow 6months ago.The last 6weeks i've been working & now both elbows hurt! am i getting tennis elbow again i felt great until work?
Many conditions may: Coexist with epicondylitis meaning that the successful surgery you had can work but joint pain may be due to synovitjs , mild arthritis or just musculoskeletal non specific pain. Or even being unconditioned. Another source can be referred pain from a different problem. ...Read more
Recovery time varies: Lateral epicondylitis is a common overuse injury to the elbow. In order to treat the pain, i recommend you start with rice, follow with stretching/ strengthening (therapy), consider couterforce bracing. If these treatments fail you may be a candidate for cortisone/prp injections. Some people end up needing surgery. An ortho physician will be able to help http://drmarkgalland.Com/category/elbow. ...Read more
Yes: If the diagnosis is correct, and the procedure is done correctly, you should expect significant improvements in pain and function in 90-95% of cases. Find an experienced elbow surgeon. ...Read more
I have tennis elbow and and need to have surgery. What type of surgery would be better open or arthroscopic .
Dependent: It is surgeon depend and which ever they choose will be better, as long as they are skilled or comfortable with their choice. It's best to rely on your surgeon's advice because they will choose the best procedure and the one they are most comfortable with. It's not prudent to select surgeon's based on procedure, but rather, their quality as a surgeon. Best of luck. ...Read more
My fiancée needs surgery for tennis elbow and she would like to know which surgery is better to have open or arthroscopic for this surgery?
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. ...Read more
I had a specific injury that caused my tennis elbow. I had multiple cortisone & blood injections & surgery 4 mos. Ago-still have pain-any other tx?
Difficult: First, i would probably recommend a second opinion to confirm that tennis elbow is your actual diagnosis. Many doctors jump straight to injections and surgery prior to emphasizing stretching and therapy. I would definitely do these if they haven't been done. Unfortunately, there is a subset of patients who just don't respond to surgery the way that we would hope. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tennis elbow confirmed after examination. No scans. 4 cortisone injections in two years.Last two made pain worst.Suggested surgery. What should I do?
Surgery should be: The very last thing tried. Make sure your physical medicine doctor has put you on a full course of progressive eccentric exercise. Nitrous oxide patches applied directly over the affected common extensor and changed every 24 hours can be a very helpful adjunct to physical therapy. If this fails (and it works most of the time) consider ultrasound guided needle tenotomy of affected areas. ...Read more
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