Management of lateral epicondylitis

Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2019 Dec;105(8S):S241-S246. doi: 10.1016/j.otsr.2019.09.004. Epub 2019 Sep 19.


Lateral epicondylitis is the most common cause of lateral elbow pain. Although also known as tennis elbow, lateral epicondylitis often develops as a work-related condition and therefore constitutes a major public health issue. This article reviews the pathophysiological factors involved in lateral epicondylitis, as well as the tools available for establishing the diagnosis and ruling out other causes of lateral elbow pain. Finally, the non-operative and surgical treatment options are discussed in detail.

Keywords: Elbow; Lateral epicondylitis; Systematic literature review; Tennis elbow; Treatment.

Publication types

  • Systematic Review

MeSH terms

  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones / therapeutic use*
  • Humans
  • Orthopedic Procedures*
  • Pain / etiology
  • Physical Therapy Modalities*
  • Tennis Elbow / complications
  • Tennis Elbow / diagnosis*
  • Tennis Elbow / therapy*


  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones