What is tennis elbow (extensor carpi radialis tendon) repair?
Extensor carpi radialis tendon tears that do not respond to conservative measure may require repair; ECRB tendon repair is also known as tennis elbow repair. Most surgical procedures for tennis elbow will take place after approximately 6 months of failed conservative treatment. Options such as rest, oral medications, bracing, steroid injections, platelet-rich plasma injections and physical therapy are typically employed before opting for surgical repair of the ECRB tendon. During the procedure, diseased tendon is removed, and the healthy tendon tissue is reattached to the bone. Dr. Riley J. Williams, orthopedic elbow surgeon, serving Manhattan, New York City and the surrounding New York boroughs, has extensive experience in elbow surgeries involving extensor carpi radialis tendon repair.