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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 137-140

Percutaneous combined common extensor origin release and drilling of lateral humeral epicondyle resistant tennis elbow


Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Wail L Abdel-Naby
PhD, Orthopedic Surgery Department, Mansoura Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Gomhoria Street, Mansoura 35516
Egypt
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1110-208X.180327

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Despite tennis elbow being a common disease in orthopedic surgery, its causative pathology is poorly understood. A prospective study b etween February 2012 and December 2014 of 16 patients (12 males and four females) of resistant tennis elbows after failure of conservative treatment for more than 6 months, had sustained to a combined percutaneous common extensor origin release and drilling of lateral humeral epicondyle. All patients were followed up for at least a year. Clinical results were evaluated in terms of pain relief, activity improvement and patient satisfaction. The results were excellent in 12 patients (75%) and good in three patients (18.75%) and poor i n one patient (6.25%). Pain relief was achieved on average 12 weeks after surgery. No wound complications were detected. Combining the percutaneous common extensor origin release with drilling of lateral humeral epicondyle in resistant tennis elbow cases improved the results and .increased patient's satisfaction.


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