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Lateral Epicondyle Injection eMedicine Procedures
Lateral epicondylitis of the elbow involves pathologic alteration in the musculotendinous origins of the extensor carpi radialis brevis and longus tendons.
Though commonly known as tennis elbow, lateral epicondylitis may be caused by various sports and occupational activities.
Corticosteroids and other drugs often are injected in and around soft-tissue periarticular lesions to treat regional pain syndromes.
The principles and practice of inserting a needle into a joint cavity are very similar to the principles and practice of inserting a needle into a periarticular lesion.
Ritu Khurana, MD Updated: Apr 12, 2009
Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Ritu Khurana, MD
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Added: Thu Aug 20 2009