Arthroscopic Release of The Lateral Epicondylitis (A Case Report)
Sercan AKPINAR, Murat A HERSEKLI, Huseyin DEMIRORS, Reha N TANDOGAN
Keywords: Lateral epicondylitis, Elbow arthroscopy.
Numerous surgical procedures have been used to address lateral epicondylitis of the elbow. Here reported is a case of refractory lateral epicondylitis who underwent arthroscopic release. A 40-year-old male patient presented right elbow pain lasting six years. His pain did not respond to conservative treatment modalities. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated partial tear and degeneration of the common extensor tendon at the insertion site on lateral epicondyle. We performed arthroscopic release of the extensor carpi radialis brevis tendon. Short-term (10-month) result and patient satisfaction have been excellent. We conclude that arthroscopic release of the extensor carpi radialis brevis tendon in patients with refractory lateral epicondylitis can be performed safely and effectively.