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Golfer\'s elbow is common amongst people who overuse the muscles in their arms or forearms. Fortunately, it is generally easy to cure, but if your elbow is still sore and stiff three to six months after first sustaining this injury, your doctor may suggest that you undergo golfers elbow surgery.\n\nHave time see this presentation to know more about the facts and info about getting surgery for golfer\'s elbow.\n\nFor further information you may visit our page http://www.golfers-elbow.com.au or contact us directly with this number 1300 543 800.

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What You Should Know about

Having Golfers Elbow Surgery


Golfer's elbow is common amongst people who

overuse the muscles in their arms or forearms.

Fortunately, it is generally easy to cure, but if

your elbow is still sore and stiff three to six

months after first sustaining this injury, your

doctor may suggest that you undergo golfers

elbow surgery.


Facts and Info about Getting

Surgery for Golfer's Elbow


Before you undergo any medical procedure, it would be

wise to educate yourself first so you can make an

informed decision. If you're considering having surgery

for golfer's elbow, here are some important things you

need to know.



As with any medical procedure, you may be required

to undergo tests to determine why you are not

responding to non-invasive treatments to golfer's

elbow.


Taking these tests will also help determine if your

current symptoms are indeed those of medial

epicondylitis.


As part of the tests, you may be required to provide

your medical history, undergo physical and clinical

tests, and have an X-ray or MRI scan of your elbow

taken.


Through these tests, the doctor will be able to

determine what kind of surgery you will require.



Depending on the results of your tests, you have two

options to consider if you want to have surgery for

golfer's elbow. These are tendon debridement and

tendon release.


Both procedures are done on an out-patient basis so

you don't have to stay long at the hospital. In tendon

debridement, the surgeon will generally take out or

debride only the affected tissues with the tendon.


The affected tendon will be cleaned up and the

damaged tissues will be removed. With the damaged

tissues removed, swelling and pain in your elbow is

expected to be reduced.



With tendon release, the surgeon will make an

incision along your arm. Soft tissues will be moved

aside to let the surgeon see and cut the point where

the flexor tendon is attached to the medial

epicondyle.


After splitting the tendon in two, the surgeon will take

out any scar tissue and bone spurs that may be

present in the medial epicondyle to reduce swelling

and elbow pain.



What

surgery is crucial to your

rehabilitation. This is why it's

important that you avoid

moving your elbow to ensure

that your wound will heal

properly.

occurs

after

your


Wearing a splint, which is

different from a golfers

elbow strap, is also highly

recommended.


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1300 595 776


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