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Elbow Epicondylitis
Ryan K. L. Lee, MBChB, FRCR, FHKAM (Radiology); James F. Griffith, MD, MRCP, FRCR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          • Diagnostic Checklist

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Synonyms

              • Tennis elbow: Lateral epicondylitis, lateral epicondylalgia
              • Golfer's elbow: Medial epicondylitis, medial epicondylalgia, medial tennis elbow, flexor-pronator sprain
            • Definitions

              • Tendinosis of common extensor tendon origin (CETO) (lateral epicondylitis)
              • Tendinosis of common flexor tendon origin (CFTO) (medial epicondylitis)

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Radiographic Findings

                • MR Findings

                  • Ultrasonographic Findings

                    • Imaging Recommendations

                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                        PATHOLOGY

                        • General Features

                          • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                            • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                              • Microscopic Features

                                CLINICAL ISSUES

                                • Presentation

                                  • Demographics

                                    • Natural History & Prognosis

                                      • Treatment

                                        Selected References

                                        1. Amin NH et al: Medial epicondylitis: evaluation and management. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 23(6):348-55, 2015
                                        2. Latham SK et al: The diagnostic test accuracy of ultrasound for the detection of lateral epicondylitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 100(3):281-6, 2014
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                                        KEY FACTS

                                        • Terminology

                                          • Imaging

                                            • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                              • Clinical Issues

                                                • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                  TERMINOLOGY

                                                  • Synonyms

                                                    • Tennis elbow: Lateral epicondylitis, lateral epicondylalgia
                                                    • Golfer's elbow: Medial epicondylitis, medial epicondylalgia, medial tennis elbow, flexor-pronator sprain
                                                  • Definitions

                                                    • Tendinosis of common extensor tendon origin (CETO) (lateral epicondylitis)
                                                    • Tendinosis of common flexor tendon origin (CFTO) (medial epicondylitis)

                                                  IMAGING

                                                  • General Features

                                                    • Radiographic Findings

                                                      • MR Findings

                                                        • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                          • Imaging Recommendations

                                                            DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                              PATHOLOGY

                                                              • General Features

                                                                • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                                                  • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                    • Microscopic Features

                                                                      CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                      • Presentation

                                                                        • Demographics

                                                                          • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                            • Treatment

                                                                              Selected References

                                                                              1. Amin NH et al: Medial epicondylitis: evaluation and management. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 23(6):348-55, 2015
                                                                              2. Latham SK et al: The diagnostic test accuracy of ultrasound for the detection of lateral epicondylitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 100(3):281-6, 2014