Tennis elbow anatomy: Lateral (side) view

Illustration of tennis elbow anatomy

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Tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis or epicondylopathy, occurs when there is tendon damage at the elbow where some of the forearm and hand muscles connect to the upper arm bone.

Last Updated: January 28, 2009

Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & William M. Green, MD - Emergency Medicine & Patrick J. McMahon, MD - Orthopedics & Kenneth J. Koval, MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma

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