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Epicondylar Release: A Closer Look

A medial or lateral epicondyle release may be considered if your tennis or golfer’s elbow discomfort persists. Typically surgery will not be considered until you have exhausted non-surgical options for 6 to 12 months.


Most surgical procedures for tennis and golfer’s elbow involve removing diseased tendon and reattaching healthy tendon back to bone. This can be considered arthroscopically or by an open incision


The right surgical approach for you will depend on a range of factors. It is important to speak with your surgeon to discuss the right surgical approach for you.


For specific instructions from your surgeon, please visit the post operative page.


Source and for more information:
American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)