Surgical Results

In patients who have undergone resection and repair for recalcitrant lateral epicondylitis, a success rate of more than 90% can be expected.4,10,12,16 Nirschl reported a total of 97% good to excellent results in his series.10 Eighty-five percent of the patients had a full return to activity and complete absence of pain, and 12% had pain only with aggressive activities.10 Glousman reported similar results in 1991, with 94% of the 60 patients in his series experiencing significant improvement in their symp-toms.29

Medial epicondylitis results need to be assessed carefully because concomitant ulnar neuropathy affects the outcome. Gabel and Morrey reported less than 50% good to excellent results in patients who had moderate or severe ulnar neuropathy compared with more than 90% in patients who had mild or no neuropathy.26 Vangsness and Jobe reported that 86% of patients had no limitations of elbow function in their series.25 However, the incidence of ulnar nerve abnormalities in their series was 23%, which is about half of what other authors have reported.4,11

Cure Tennis Elbow Without Surgery

Cure Tennis Elbow Without Surgery

Everything you wanted to know about. How To Cure Tennis Elbow. Are you an athlete who suffers from tennis elbow? Contrary to popular opinion, most people who suffer from tennis elbow do not even play tennis. They get this condition, which is a torn tendon in the elbow, from the strain of using the same motions with the arm, repeatedly. If you have tennis elbow, you understand how the pain can disrupt your day.

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