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Lateral epicondylitis debridement(Tennis Elbow)

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Extensor carpi radialis brevis (ECRB) debridement is a medical procedure that is designed to help alleviate the symptoms of lateral epicondylitis, also known as tennis elbow. This condition is characterized by pain and inflammation in the elbow, which can be caused by overuse or repetitive strain. During the procedure, a surgeon will make a small incision near the elbow and carefully remove any damaged or diseased tissue in the area, specifically focusing on the extensor carpi radialis brevis (ECRB) tendon. This tendon is often the source of the pain and inflammation associated with lateral epicondylitis. By removing the damaged tissue, the tendon is able to heal more effectively, which can help to reduce pain and improve overall elbow function. The procedure is typically done on an outpatient basis and can be performed using a variety of techniques, including open surgery or minimally invasive approaches. If you are experiencing symptoms of tennis elbow, make an appointment with Dr. Johnson to see if ECRB debridement might be a good option for you.

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