Lateral epicondylitis

Clin Sports Med. 2001 Jul;20(3):549-63. doi: 10.1016/s0278-5919(05)70269-6.


Satisfactory treatment of lateral epicondylitis results from correct diagnosis followed by a well-controlled operative or nonoperative treatment program. Many options for nonoperative and operative treatment exist for lateral epicondylitis. More study is needed on outcomes of both nonoperative treatment and operative treatment so that each patient can attain maximal improvement. Balanced assessments of specific patient populations, along with definitions of the optimal treatment for each group, are required. This will allow physicians to integrate the available information and improve patient care.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones / therapeutic use
  • Anesthetics / therapeutic use
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal / therapeutic use
  • Athletic Injuries / diagnosis*
  • Athletic Injuries / physiopathology
  • Athletic Injuries / therapy*
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders / physiopathology
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders / therapy*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Elbow Joint / anatomy & histology
  • Elbow Joint / physiopathology
  • Exercise Therapy
  • Humans
  • Orthopedic Procedures / methods
  • Tennis Elbow / diagnosis*
  • Tennis Elbow / physiopathology
  • Tennis Elbow / therapy*


  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones
  • Anesthetics
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal