IJOCP | Volume 2015| Issue – 2015| Article ID – 2015:41
Conference: Poona Orthopaedic Society Annual Conference POSAC-2015,      India [Click for Full details]  

Authors:Anoop Bansode; Siddharth Bhandari; Sarvesh Boche; Abhijeet L. Wahegaonkar

Authors Affiliations: Sancheti Institute for Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Pune

Address of correspondence: abhiwahe@gmail.com


Introduction: Lateral epicondylitis is the most common condition affecting the adult elbow. It occurs in middle aged individuals and is self-limiting in most cases. Based on clinical, histologic, and imaging data, the tendinous origin of the extensor carpi radialis brevis is the most likely site of pathology. When conservative measures fail, surgical management may be indicated. This can be accomplished by traditional open methods or by arthroscopic release.

Objectives: We retrospectively reviewed cases of resistant lateral epicondylitis and compared treatment and outcomes of open release versus arthroscopic release.

Methods: From June 2008 to July 2010, 11 patients were treated: 6 with open procedures and 5 with arthroscopic procedures. All patients were available for follow-up. The mean age was 46.2 years (range 38-56 years). Mean duration of preoperative symptoms was 23.1 months and the mean follow up period was 8.23 months. All patients had a minimum of 6 months of conservative treatment before surgery. But, notably, patients treated with arthroscopic release returned to work earlier than patients treated with open release, and they required less postoperative therapy.

Results: At follow-up in both groups, similar results were seen for the function of the elbow, the subjective rating of pain and function of the elbow, and complication rate. The endoscopic technique showed results comparable to the open technique and can therefore be recommended for wider surgical use.

How to Cite this Abstract
 Bansode A; Bhandari S; Boche S; Wahegaonkar A. Mid-term Follow-up of a Comparative Study Open vs. Endoscopic Procedures for Lateral Epicondylitis. International Journal of Conference Proceedings 2015;(2015):41