Common Extensor Origin (Tennis Elbow)

  • Paul Harwood
  • Peter V. Giannoudis


Lateral epicondylitis that has failed to respond to conservative measures. Pain is felt over the lateral epicondyle, radiating along the extensor aspect of the forearm and is often accentuated by gripping, passive wrist flexion, and resisted wrist extension. Though studies have proven such treatment to be effective, the pathogenesis of the condition has been shown to be degenerative rather than inflammatory, and therefore steroid injections should be used on a limited basis.


Botulinum Toxin Conservative Measure Steroid Injection Expert Advice Needle Placement 
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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic SurgeryLeeds Teaching Hospitals NHS TrustLeedsUK
  2. 2.Academic Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, School of MedicineUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK

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