Bringing together the current knowledge and evidence about the causes and management of tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, the diagnosis and various treatment options for this common sports injury are presented in detail. Generally attributed to overexertion or repetitive motion of the elbow joint, tennis elbow causes pain, tenderness and stiffness in the elbow and wrist even in non-athletic, day-to-day activities, such as lifting and pulling. Beginning with its etiology, subsequent chapters explore both conservative and surgical treatments, from physical therapy, joint injections and acupuncture to arthroscopy, open surgery and denervation. Outcomes, rehabilitation and return to play are also discussed, as are techniques and indications for handling complications and revision surgery. Ideal for orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine practitioners, Tennis Elbow: Clinical Management is a practical reference for any clinician treating athletes or active patients.
Section I: Etiology.- Definition, Causes and Epidemiology.- Tennis Elbow in Athletes: More Than Just Tennis?.- Golfer'sElbow: Treatment Distinctions.- Section II: Conservative Treatment.- Evidence for No Treatment and Self-limited Treatment.- Medical Management: The Role of NSAIDS and Topical.- Therapy.- Splints.- Steroid Injections.- Blood and PRP Injections.- Other Treatments: Prolotherapy, Acupuncture, ESWL.- Section III: Surgery.- Open Surgical Treatment.- Arthroscopic Treatment.- Denervation.- Percutaneous Release.- Outcomes of Treatment and Return to Play: The Evidence.- Complications of Surgical Treatment and Salvage Procedures for Failed Surgery.
Jennifer Moriatis Wolf, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, New England Musculoskeletal Institute, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT, USA.