Tennis or Golfers Elbow

Tennis or Golfers Elbow

Surgery:

Tennis or Golfers Elbow; also known as Epicondylitis

Description:

A common problem resulting in overuse of the muscles in your forearm that straighten and raise your hand and wrist.

Alternatives:

Do Nothing; Ice; Medicines; Cortisone Injections; Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections

Goals:

Relieve pain, Improve function

Hospital:

Outpatient

Therapy:

Home and/or Physical therapy exercise program

Off Work:

Depends on job, approximately 1 – 2 weeks

Driving:

Driving can resume as soon as you feel comfortable or instructed by the doctor

Assistive devices:

In a brace up to 2 weeks

Pain Control:

Narcotic pain medicine

Swimming:

When instructed by the doctor

Medical Clearance:

We may request medical clearance from your primary doctor and/or cardiologist prior to surgery

Complications:

Anesthesia, Bleeding, Infection, Stiffness, Damage to nerve/blood vessel/ ligament, Fracture, Blood clot, Lung Clot, Medical, Failure to achieve goals


Dr. Curcione talks about Tennis or Golfers Elbow

Orthopedics

Your musculoskeletal system, which comprises 206 bones that are connected by joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves, protects your internal organs, supports your weight, and allows you to move. It's a complex, interdependent system where even a minor disruption can result in discomfort.

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