Functional Outcome of Minimal Incision Surgery for Tennis Elbow

R* Maharjan

Abstract


Introduction: Lateral epicondylitis (Tennis elbow) is one of the most common lesions of the arm. Various surgical techniques have been described for the treatment of resistant lateral epicondylitis with variable clinical benefits. The purpose of this study was to analyze the clinical outcomes of surgical treatment for tennis elbow by minimal incision technique.


Method: A retrospective study was carried out in the department of Orthopaedics and Trauma surgery at Bir Hospital from September 2014 to August 2017. Study was undertaken in 21 patients
to analyze the outcomes by open surgery under local anesthesia.
Result: Most of the patients in this study were female who were involved in repetitive hand work. The post-operative outcome was good to excellent in most patients.


Conclusion: This procedure is associated with a high rate of patient satisfaction in a resistanttennis elbow.


Keywords: Epicondylitis, Local Anesthesia, Surgical Technique, Tennis Elbow.

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