Tennis Elbow (Epicondylitis humeri radialis)
Tennis elbow (colloquially referred to) means pain on the outer upper arm bone. The pain is caused by tendon inflammation of the forearm muscles. Not only tennis players, but also other people who stress these muscles excessively can get a tennis elbow.
The damaged tissue is removed by surgery from the periosteum. In this way, the tension is reduced on the tendon. In many cases, the pain-transmitting nerve fibers are severed resulting in no pain is felt. In some cases it is also possible to perform a conservative therapy
The operation takes roughly about 1 hour and is usually performed under local anaesthesia. On request, general anaesthesia is also available.
After the operation, the arm is immobilized with a splint. After 2 weeks the stitches are removed. You will not be able to work for a period of 2 weeks.