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When might surgery be needed to treat tennis elbow?

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If you have a severe case of tennis elbow that doesn't respond to 2 to 4 months of conservative treatment, you may need surgery. In the procedure, the damaged section of tendon usually is removed and the remaining tendon repaired. Surgery works in about 85%-90% of cases.

SOURCES Davis, M.F. , American College of Physicians Press, 2005. Field, L.D. and Savoie, F.H. Sept. 26. Rouzier, P. SportsMed Press, 2004. :


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Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 30, 2018

SOURCES Davis, M.F. , American College of Physicians Press, 2005. Field, L.D. and Savoie, F.H. Sept. 26. Rouzier, P. SportsMed Press, 2004. :


Expert Guide to Sports MedicineSports MedicineThe Sports Medicine Patient Advisor,

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 30, 2018

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