Tennis elbow release (lateral epicondylitis )

The medical name for tennis elbow is lateral epicondylitis because it occurs on the outside of your elbow bone, which is called the lateral epicondyle.

The lateral epicondyle is the bony area you can feel on the outside of your elbow. Tennis elbow develops when the tendon that joins the muscles of your forearm to your upper arm bone (the humerus) tears or becomes inflamed. This tendon is called the common extensor tendon.

During the surgery a small incision is made over the outer aspect of the elbow and some of the muscles are released from the bony attachment. Sometimes scar tissue is found around the muscles which is also removed. The membrane covering the muscle is repaired and the wound is closed with a suture.

 

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You can access treatment in a number of ways, as a self-paying or privately insured patient, a Benenden member, or as an NHS patient. In all cases, you just need to ask your GP to refer you to Benenden Hospital. For general enquiries, contact us below.

You can access treatment in a number of ways, as a self-paying or privately insured patient, a Benenden member, or as an NHS patient. In all cases, you just need to ask your GP to refer you to Benenden Hospital. For general enquiries, contact us below.