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

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Dr. Alex Meyers
Surgery - Hand Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Mark Gujer
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Radial tunnel syndrome refers to a condition where there is direct pressure placed on the radial nerve.
It can be a result of repetitive use but unlike tennis elbow the nerve is involved as apposed to the tendon.

In brief: No

Radial tunnel syndrome refers to a condition where there is direct pressure placed on the radial nerve.
It can be a result of repetitive use but unlike tennis elbow the nerve is involved as apposed to the tendon.
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Dr. Mark Ciaglia
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Nope

Radial tunnel is a compressive neuropathy of the radial nerve.
Tennis elbow is a inflammation of the lateral epicondyle. It is important to deferentiate between the two. Generally tennis elbow can be treated conservatively with therapy and nsaids. Radial tunnel is surgically decompressed.

In brief: Nope

Radial tunnel is a compressive neuropathy of the radial nerve.
Tennis elbow is a inflammation of the lateral epicondyle. It is important to deferentiate between the two. Generally tennis elbow can be treated conservatively with therapy and nsaids. Radial tunnel is surgically decompressed.
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