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Tennis Arm is painful and is due to an overuse of the muscle on the back of the lower arm (extensor muscles). There is an inflammation of the attachment of those muscles on the outside part of the elbow that causes varying degrees of pain.
Surgery will loosen this inflamed attachment at the elbow through an incision on the outside aspect of the elbow. After the surgery, the elbow will be immobilized in a cast for two weeks.
Hospital Admission: Outpatient
Recuperation Time: 3 to 5 weeks
Physiotherapy is helpful in severe cases.