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.

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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...

Have anyone ever cured tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)?

Yes. Most patients return to normal function, no pain. 90% improve without surgery using nsaids, tennis elbow strap, ot, cortisone injections. Only 10% require surgery. If diagnosis correct, 90% of surgical results good/excellent. Read more...
Yes. Most patients return to normal function, no pain. 90% improve without surgery using nsaids, tennis elbow strap, ot, cortisone injections. Only 10% require surgery. If diagnosis correct, 90% of surgical results good/excellent. Read more...

What are symptoms of epicondylitis (tennis elbow)?

Pain and weak grip. Common signs and symptoms of tennis elbow include: pain or burning on the outer part of your elbow weak grip strength the symptoms are often worsened with forearm activity, such as holding a racquet, turning a wrench, or shaking hands. Read more...
Lateral Epi... "symptoms of tennis elbow include pain localized on the outside of the elbow, weak grip strength, and pain with specific motions (picking up a gallon of milk, turning a door knob, or holding a cup of coffee). There are surgical and non surgical treatment options for tennis elbow. Non surgical options include:.. " for more info please visit -http://drmarkgalland.Com/tennis-elbow/. Read more...

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

Probably, but. Always best to consult the operative surgeon. Call your orthopedist who will either speak to you directly, as part of the original service, or have his/her secretary call you back with the answer. Read more...
Probable. Must follow up with your surgeon, every patient will have different outcomes. Have them clear you for workouts. Read more...
Tennis elbow . Surgeons rehab this differently. I would consult with you treating orthopedist to see what they recommend to best optimize your outcome. In general i would avoid lifting weights in a crane lifting fashion. Read more...

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...

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...