What is the role of surgery when treating an overuse tendinitis?

By overuse tendinitis, I really mean tendinitis, not tendinosis.

{1} indicates that the role of surgery when treating an overuse tendinitis is unknown, but the paper was published over 15 years ago.

enter image description here

I am mostly interested in epicondylopathies (medial or lateral, i.e., tennis elbows and golfer elbows)


1 Answer 1


Depending on your age, clinical treatment with rest, physiotherapy, NSAID, epicondylitis, both lateral and medial, may take one to several months to resolve. Surgery is a last resort and should be reserved to those cases where there is complete rupture of a tendon.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.