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Tennis Elbow Surgery Success Rate
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can doctor do a tennis elbow release surgery only after examination without doing any scans such as x - ray, CT or mri?Can this surgery be a failure?
Do not think so: Surgery might not help you but it usually does. ...Read more
What is the most successful treatment of tennis elbow / tendonitis? I am suffering terrible pain, but can't really afford surgery now.
8months after tennis elbow release surgery im feeling pain, stiffness in elbow. Cant twist my hand without pain. Hand and fingers getting numb. Why?
Why does my arm feel numb and over sensitive? I had tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) surgery 3.5 months ago and my forearm feels strange like when i rub it with my fingers i can't feel the top of my skin and my arm is numb and feels spongie but yet su
The hammer exercise: An exercise that is effective in strengthening tennis elbow is the "hammer" exercise. With your elbow bent at 90 degrees and forearm parallel to the floor, hold in your hand the end of the handle of a hammer (or tennis racket). Rotate your forearm and wrist so that the hammer head forms an arc from left to right and back again. Do this several times a day to strengthen the brachioradialis muscle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brace, ice, inject: Tennis elbow affects the outer prominent aspect of your blow. It is usually due to overuse (e.., too much tennis). Treatment is nonoperative and can consist of rest, ice, nsaids, bracing, nd local steroid injection. Rarely, surgery is indicated. Also referred to as lateral epicondylitis. ...Read more
Yes: Tennis elbow can be well treated with several options, from oral anti-inflammatories to topical anti-inflammatories, regular stretches, steroid injections, and even surgery if necessary. See an orthopedic surgeon who can take you through the treatment steps until your pain is resolved. ...Read more
Tennis elbow: Management includes locall ice, stretching, and counterforce bracing. Stretching done frequently with elbow fully extended and wrist flexed down. If pain persists, consider injection of steroid. Prp injections recently shown effective at reducing pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain in the forearm: Tennis elbow is inflammation of the muscles of the lower arm. It is the result of repeated mild injury which, with time becomes more painful. It is also called tendinitis, meaning inflammation of the tendon of the arm used for the Tennis racket(right or sometimes left forearm).Pain can be relieved with rest(no tennis for a few weeks) and use of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs(NSAID)like Motrin ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: In the sense that when you have something that bothers you, your body can compensate by using a different body part to help out and in turn that part can get overused and bother you. ...Read more
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