What is a type of surgery for tennis elbow?

One type of surgery for tennis elbow is the Tenex Health technique. It has the following benefits:

  • minimally invasive
  • safe
  • effective

For this procedure, the surgeon makes a small cut (incision) to see the tendon. Next, he inserts a device to remove (débride) the bad tissue that is causing the pain. An ultrasound machine helps him see the area.

This procedure is different from traditional surgery, which requires an inch to inch-and-a-half long incision. Instead of months of recovery, it only takes around 4-6 weeks. During that time you will be allowed to do, for the most part, your activities of daily living. We ask that you avoid any repetitive activities and do not lift anything greater than or equal to 5 pounds.

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