Tennis Elbow Surgery Recovery Time

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Definition

Tennis elbow is inflammation, soreness, or pain on the outside (lateral) side of the upper arm near the elbow.

There may be a partial tear of the tendon fibers, which connect muscle to bone. The tear may be at or near where these fibers begin, on the outside of the elbow.


Alternative Names

Epitrochlear bursitis; Lateral epicondylitis; Epicondylitis - lateral


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

The part of the muscle that attaches to a bone is called a tendon. Muscles in your forearm attach...

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