Khalid Ayoub Consultant Orthopeaedic Surgeon
Elbow Specialist Newton Mearns
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Tennis Elbow
Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is an injury that originally got its name because it is a common amongst tennis players. Nevertheless it can manifest in people who do not play tennis at all.

The patient is usual complaining from pain in the outside (lateral) aspect of the elbow and is made worse by the repetitive movement from the hand, gripping objects and bending back of the wrist against resistance. The pain may shoot down the forearm and into the hand.

There are few possible causes for this condition. It may be due to damage or degeneration (wear & tear) of a tendon called the ECRB (extensor carpi radialis brevis) attached to the lateral side of the elbow. Back...

Treatment
Treatment options include non-operative methods like pain killers, anti-inflammatory tablets, physiotherapy, brace/splints and topical treatments (e.g. heat/cold application, ultrasound therapy) as well as a period of rest from excessive use of the hand/sport. The other treatment line is a course of steroid injections which has been proven to be very successful for many patients. Most elbows improve within 3-6 months. When all these methods fail and the patients still has severe problems, operative treatment can be considered in this case. The operation of Surgical Release of the extensor origin at the elbow with particular attention to that of ECRB is used.

The operation can be done usually as a Day-Surgery case. Further detailed information would be provided during the consultation with Mr. Khalid Ayoub Back...

 
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