Tennis elbow is a painful condition of the elbow caused by overuse. It cause by playing tennis or other racquet sports. However, several other sports and activities can also put you at risk. Tennis elbow is an inflammation of the tendons that join the forearm muscles on the outside of the elbow. The forearm muscles and tendons become damaged from overuse repeating the same motions again and again. This leads to pain and tenderness on the outside of the elbow.
101 patients were included in our study. Arthroscopies were first performed on all patients to identify intra-articular pathological changes. In 26 patients with stable elbows, open surgery with debridement to the origin of the common extensor tendon and transosseous refixation was performed. For the other 75 patients who were found presenting a relevant posterolateral rotatory instability, a stabilisation of the LUCL in addition to the open procedure mentioned above was performed.
Approximately 80% to 95% of patients have success with nonsurgical treatment. The first step toward recovery is to give your arm proper rest. This means that you will have to stop participation in sports or heavy work activities for several weeks. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines like aspirin or ibuprofen reduce pain and swelling.