Medial and lateral epicondylitis in the athlete

Clin Sports Med. 1996 Apr;15(2):283-305.


An appropriate diagnosis must be made after carefully excluding all other options in treating the patient with lateral epicondylitis. The majority of these patients will do well with nonsurgical treatment; however, if unresponsive to this regimen, a carefully selected patient will have a successful result with surgical reconstruction (85%-95% of patients). Attention to detail both pre- and postoperatively will help to create a successful result in a disease entity that plagues a large proportion of our athletic population.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Athletic Injuries / diagnosis*
  • Athletic Injuries / rehabilitation
  • Athletic Injuries / surgery
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders / rehabilitation
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders / surgery
  • Elbow Joint / injuries*
  • Elbow Joint / surgery
  • Humans
  • Patient Selection
  • Tennis Elbow / diagnosis*
  • Tennis Elbow / rehabilitation
  • Tennis Elbow / surgery