Approximately 95% of patients with tennis elbow can be treated without surgery. Surgery to release the damaged tendon may be needed in a small percentage of patients. A significant trial of conservative treatment should be attempted prior to surgery. Surgery is usually successful, but rarely needed.
There are several possible surgical treatments that have been successful. These include removing a portion of the damaged tendon or releasing the attachment of the affected tendon. A repair of the healthy portion of tendon is carried out as well.
An incision is made over the outside of the joint. The area of damaged tendon is identified, and this portion of tendon is removed.
The underlying bone is exposed and blood flow to this region is stimulated. The remaining tendon is repaired to the bone by using sutures anchored into the bone. The incision is then closed, and the patient placed in a splint.
The Orthopedic physicians at Peninsula Bone & Joint Clinic provide conservative treatment options for Elbow conditions and injuries.
Tenex FAST Procedure
Tenex FAST Procedure
Tenex FAST procedure is an innovative procedure utilized by Dr. Paul Abeyta to address Tennis Elbow – Elbow Epicondylitis injuries and accelerate the treatment options available to patients.
Removes damaged tissue through a microincision and stimulates healing response. Uses gentle ultrasonic technology
Involves no general anesthesia or stitches. Local anesthetic (numbing medicine) only. Twenty minutes or less to perform. No need for physical therapy or additional treatments. Your individual results may vary.
Full return to normal activity in 6 weeks or less. Your individual results may vary.
Dr. Paul Abeyta ~ Orthopedic Surgeon
“I believe that excellent outcomes can be achieved with clear communication and treatment plans that are tailored to the individual needs of the patient. I emphasize injury prevention and utilize a multidisciplinary team which includes highly trained physical therapists. Careful diagnostic evaluation, compassionate care, and application of current medical information and surgical technique are all important for returning patients to their pre-injury level of activity.”
Dr. Paul Abeyta is a board-certified, orthopedic and Sports Medicine surgeon treating patients at Peninsula Bone & Joint Clinic in Burlingame, California.
Peninsula Bone & Joint Clinic
The Orthopaedic physicians at Peninsula Bone & Joint Clinic provide comprehensive services to all members of the family.