Grip strength in tennis elbow : long-term results of operative treatment

Acta Orthop Belg. 1998 Jun;64(2):167-9.


In a prospective study the grip strength was measured preoperatively in 17 patients with chronic tennis elbow and postoperatively after a minimum follow-up of 1 year. The grip strength measured with a flexed and extended elbow was significantly less on the involved side (28.4 and 17.2 kg) than on the normal side (36.4 and 36.5 kg) ; postoperatively it increased significantly (33.9 and 34.2 kg) and almost reached the level of the normal contralateral side. An increase of grip strength measured with an extended elbow was correlated significantly with a satisfactory clinical outcome.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Chronic Disease
  • Elbow Joint / physiopathology
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Hand Strength / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Muscle Contraction / physiology
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Prospective Studies
  • Range of Motion, Articular / physiology
  • Tennis Elbow / physiopathology
  • Tennis Elbow / surgery*
  • Treatment Outcome