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Lateral Epicondylitis eMedicine Orthopedics

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Description: Lateral epicondylitis, or tennis elbow, is a commonly encountered problem in orthopedic practice.
The first description of lateral epicondylitis generally is attributed to Runge in 1873. Since this initial report, much controversy over the pathophysiology and treatment of this disorder has existed.
Lateral epicondylitis is an overuse injury involving the extensor/supinator muscles that originate on the lateral epicondylar region of the distal humerus. Synonyms and related keywords: tennis elbow, lateral epicondylosis, lateral epicondyle injury, epicondyle injury, elbow pain, elbow trauma, chronic elbow pain, forearm pain, elbow injury, forearm injury
Owens & Murphy 2004

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Author/Contact: Owens & Murphy
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Added: Thu Mar 20 2008