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Doctor insights on: Tennis Elbow Surgery Recovery Time

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Five months after tennis elbow surgery, can I start lifting weights?

Five months after tennis elbow surgery, can I start lifting weights?

Probable: Must follow up with your surgeon, every patient will have different outcomes. Have them clear you for workouts. ...Read more

Tennis Elbow (Definition)

Also known as lateral epicondylitis, this is a painful condition of the ...Read more


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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?

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 more

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Rash after surgery had tennis elbow surgery 5 days ago what can it be?

Rash after surgery had tennis elbow surgery 5 days ago what can it be?

Rash: Consider any new medicines you may be taking as the most likely source. ...Read more

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Is radial tunnel syndrome surgery the same as tennis elbow surgery?

Is radial tunnel syndrome surgery the same as tennis elbow surgery?

Elbow surgery: No. Radial tunnel surgery involves decompressing the radial nerve at the forearm. Tennis elbow surgery involves debriding the extensor capri radialis brevis tendon inflamed origin. ...Read more

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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

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I am having tennis elbow surgery tomorrowand have a very slight chest congestion no phlegm just mild dry cough.

I am having tennis elbow surgery tomorrowand have a very slight chest congestion no phlegm just mild dry cough.

Tell anesthesia doc: It should be ok for most doctors, but mention it to your anesthesia so they are ready or can give you breathing treatment ...Read more

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Pain elbow going dwon into middle finger/had tennis elbow surgery last year/on tamadol, noproxian, vicadone/still no releif?

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 more

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How to treat tennis elbow with surgery?

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 more

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My fiancée is having percutaneous surgery for tennis elbow, how long does this procedure take.

My fiancée is having percutaneous surgery for tennis elbow, how long does this procedure take.

Brief: Don't worry, it is a brief procedure of less than hr, preparation, position takes more time than procedure itself. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What might I do to go about seeing if I need surgery for tennis elbow?

What might I do to go about seeing if I need surgery for tennis elbow?

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

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Is tennis elbow [lateral epicondylitis] surgery painful?

Tennis elbow: No the surgery is not too painful. It can be done through a small incision or an arthroscope as an outpatient procedure. ...Read more

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Is tennis elbow release the same as tennis elbow reconstruction surgery?

Several operations: Ask your surgeon what he intends to do?

Consider prolotherapy as an alternative to surgery.

Vist www. Getprolo. Com or www. Aaomed. Org for info and a doctor. To help you get better and still avoid the surgery. ...Read more

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Is surgery effective to fix chronic tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)?

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

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How many cortisone shots can I have for tennis elbow before I should have surgery?

2 or 3: Studies have shown that injecting the elbow makes it may likely that the tennis elbow will recur. After 2 or 3 injections it is time to consider other options. ...Read more

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I have tennis elbow and and need to have surgery. What type of surgery would be better open or arthroscopic.

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

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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

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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?

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 more

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Tennis elbow confirmed after examination. No scans. 4 cortisone injections in two years. Last two made pain worst. Suggested surgery. What should I do?

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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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?

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. ...Read more

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Why is it that I get two different opinions ona cort. Shot for my tennis elbow? I had to have surgery on the right. I know, see my orthopedist.

Why is it that I get two different opinions ona cort. Shot for my tennis elbow? I had to have surgery on the right. I know, see my orthopedist.

Controversy exists: There are differing opinions regarding steroid injections for tennis elbow. I no longer offer an injection for this condition based on recent literature which basically states that in the long term it can cause more damage. There are always research papers that contradict each other so it really comes down to what ur surgeon believes and how up to date they are on research ...Read more

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Had tennis elbow and cubital tunnel surgery this morning about 9a with nerve block, my arm is just as numb as when I left center, should I be concern?

Had tennis elbow and cubital tunnel surgery this morning about 9a with nerve block, my arm is just as numb as when I left center, should I be concern?

No: These nerve blocks can last for a few days on occasion. It may actually be saving you a lot of agony at the moment. You should start to regain sensation and pain in the next 24 hours. ...Read more

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I have had tennis elbow for over a year and had multiple treatments for it including cortisone shots, tens. And ultrasonic. My doctor said surgery.? .

I have had tennis elbow for over a year and had multiple treatments for it including cortisone shots, tens. And ultrasonic. My doctor said surgery.? .

May be true: Tennis elbow symptoms usually resolve in a year. If treatment doesn't include stretching and strengthening programs, symptoms often recur. Steroid injections can provide relief, but do not cure. Multiple injections can result in elbow instability. If symptoms persist more than 18 months (assuming correct diagnosis) despite a comprehensive rehab program, surgery my be indicated. ...Read more

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Son had elbow surgery how long recovery?

It depends...: On the surgical procedure - this is exactly the type of question that should have been answered already by the surgeon. Go back and ask your doctor. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery from elbow surgery?

Variable: 4-6 weeks for minimally invasive or arthroscopic surgery to 6-8 months for major surgery such as fracture repair, ligament reconstruction or replacement. ...Read more

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I have been suffering from a tennis elbow for for a long time. Are there any effective treatments?

I have been suffering from a tennis elbow for for a long time. Are there any effective treatments?

See below: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Tennis elbow - started 2 months ago. How often should shockwave therapy be done? Is once a week enough or 3 times a week more effective?

Tennis elbow - started 2 months ago. How often should shockwave therapy be done? Is once a week enough or 3 times a week more effective?

Depends: It depends on the system your physician is using. Some shock wave treatments are low-intensity and are used multiple times. Some are high-intensity and only used once or twice. Personally, I don't recommend shock-wave treatments for stubborn tennis elbow. I prefer a percutaneous tenotomy or regenerative injections. If I can help, then join my care team at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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Can you have carpel tunnel and tennis elbow at the same time on the same arm?

Yes: Yes u can and it is not uncommon. Cts is compression of the median nerve@ the wrist. Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)is tendinitis of the wrist/finger extensor muscles@the elbow. (pathologically it is degeneration of the extensor carpi rad. Brevis. Ecrb tendon).They can occur simultaneously and often do. See your ors for evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Elbow Surgery (Definition)

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