Lateral epicondylitis

Clin Sports Med. 2004 Oct;23(4):677-91, x. doi: 10.1016/j.csm.2004.06.004.


Lateral epicondylitis is a diagnostic term that describes a pattern of pain and localized tenderness at the lateral epicondyle of the distal humerus. In this article, we discuss the pathology, clinical presentation, and treatment of this disorder. After a description of nonoperative treatment, we focus on the operative techniques for treating the disorder, and touch on postoperative care and results of treatment.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Athletic Injuries / diagnosis*
  • Athletic Injuries / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Orthopedic Procedures / methods
  • Physical Examination / methods
  • Physical Therapy Modalities
  • Sports Medicine / methods*
  • Tennis Elbow / diagnosis*
  • Tennis Elbow / therapy*