Lateral epicondylitis

Surgery is an outpatient procedure and performed under general anesthetic, and takes 45-60 minutes.

Risk of Surgery

  • Delayed incision healing
  • Numbness or sensitivity of the scar
  • Infection or excessive bleeding
  • Recurrence or incomplete resolution

What to Expect After Surgery

  • Incision and sutures
  • A splint may be applied at surgery
  • Swelling/bruising is common

First Post-Operative Office Check

  • 10-14 days after surgery
  • All dressings and sutures removed
  • An elbow and wrist splint may be continued another 4-6 weeks
  • Scar massage once skin incision healed
  • A rehabilitation program after immobilization period, often involving a occupational therapist, helps you regain movement and strength

Recovery time for normal activity varies.