Percutaneous Tennis Elbow Release Under Local Anaesthesia
MA Nazar, S. Lipscombe, S. Morapudi, G. Tuvo, R. Kebrle, W. Marlow and
M. Waseem* Macclesfield District General Hospital, Macclesfield, Cheshire,
Abstract: Introduction: When the non-operative treatment of tennis elbow fails to improve the symptoms a surgical procedure can be performed. Many different techniques are available. The percutaneous release of the common extensor origin was first presented by Loose at a meeting in 1962. Despite the simplicity of the operation and its effectiveness in relieving pain with minimal scarring this procedure is still not widely accepted. This study presents the long-term results of percutaneous tennis elbow release in patients when conservative measures including local steroid injections have failed to relieve the symptoms.