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.Have time see this presentation to know more about the facts and info about getting surgery for golfer's elbow.For 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
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.
1. You need to undergo tests
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
Taking these tests will also help determine if your
current symptoms are indeed those of medial
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
Through these tests, the doctor will be able to
determine what kind of surgery you will require.
2. Tendon debridement
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
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.
3. Tendon release
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
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 Happens Next?
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
Wearing a splint, which is
different from a golfers
elbow strap, is also highly
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