Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)

                
              Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)

This is a common painful condition which can be caused by a tear in the common extensor tendon from playing tennis or by forcefully lifting an object with an extended elbow and wrist.  The pain in the elbow can be quite significant and long lasting.  Conservative treatment includes nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, steroid injections, and the application of a "counterforce strap" on the forearm.  These frequently are successful, especially when the problem is diagnosed and treated early.  When these do not resolve the pain, surgical options are very successful.  Hospitalization is not required for any of these procedures.

     GENERAL INFORMATION

LATERAL EPICONDYLITIS SURGERY

 Duration:

Approximately 45 minutes to an hour.

Insurance:
Yes, insurance is accepted for this procedure. We participate with most plans. Medicare, Commercial Insurance & Workers Compensation accepted.

Recovery: 
Unrestricted Work within 6 weeks (details at left)
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