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Lengthening of extensor muscle origin as treatment of lateral epicondylitis

Epublication WebSurg.com, Feb 2013;13(02). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en3833

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Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) is the most common affliction of the elbow. It is an inflammatory condition producing pain localized around the lateral elbow and dorsal forearm region. Though often put in the category of tendinitis, it is actually a result of an injury to the extensor musculotendinous origin at the lateral humoral epicondyle. It usually responds to non-surgical treatment. In case of failure, a surgical treatment is requested. It consists in the lengthening of the extensor muscle origin. This original technique allows a prompt recovery of full range of motion. This video was captured using the VITOM system from KARL STORZ.