Microtenotomy using a radiofrequency probe to treat lateral epicondylitis.

@article{Tasto2005MicrotenotomyUA,
  title={Microtenotomy using a radiofrequency probe to treat lateral epicondylitis.},
  author={James P. Tasto and Jeffrey Cummings and Virgil Medlock and Renee Hardesty and David Amiel},
  journal={Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association},
  year={2005},
  volume={21 7},
  pages={
          851-60
        }
}
PURPOSE To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of microtenotomy using a radiofrequency (RF) probe to treat chronic tendinosis of the common extensor tendon origins of the elbow (lateral epicondyle). TYPE OF STUDY Prospective, nonrandomized consecutive case series. METHODS The average age of the 13 patients was 48.3 +/- 5.5 years. Before receiving the microtenotomy, all patients had tendinosis symptoms for 6 months or longer and had failed conservative treatment. The RF-based… CONTINUE READING

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