Lateral epicondylitis

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[edit] Discussion of Lateral epicondylitis

  • Lateral epicondylitis is also known as tennis elbow
  • Overuse syndrome of the common extensor tendon, predominantly affecting the extensor carpi radialis brevis.
  • Lateral epicondylitis typically occurs in the 4th and 5th decades
  • Equal prevalence in women and men.
  • Term "lateral epicondylitis" is a misnomer because, pathologically, this condition consists of mucoid degeneration with a paucity of acute or chronic inflammatory cells.
  • Diagnosis of lateral epicondylitis requires history and physical examination.
  • Imaging is usually reserved for cases refractory to nonsurgical treatment and for patients in whom the clinician wants to exclude other abnormalities and assess the amount of tendon damage before surgery.

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Goldminer: Lateral epicondylitis

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