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Tennis Elbow Surgery in Latin America

Hospitals and medical centers in Latin America performing Tennis Elbow Surgery.

Hospital Universitario Austral

A tertiary university hospital with over 750 physicians, providing medical services in most medical specialties. Services to foreign patients include interpreters, insurance coordination, and transportation arrangements. Both hospital and doctors have liability insuranc

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Tennis Elbow is treated at Hospital Universitario Austral

Clinica UNIBE

Clinica UNIBE is a full-service private medical center, providing outpatient medical care, cosmetic, orthopedic, urologic, gynecologic, ophthalmic, maxillofacial and general surgery.

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Tennis Elbow is treated at Clinica UNIBE

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Dr. Vladimir Badilla Vargas

Orthopedics, Traumatology

Galenia Hospital

Hospital Galenia holds the Certificate of Medical Attention Establishments granted by Joint Commission International (JCI), Accreditation Canada International (ACI) and is certified by the Mexican General Health Council (CSG).

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Tennis Elbow is treated at Galenia Hospital

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Dr. Christian Armando Mantecon Dominguez

Orthopedics and Spine Surgery

Dr. Mauricio Gonzalez

Orthopedic Surgery

Clínica Anglo Americana

Clínica Anglo Americana is a JCI accredited medical facility established in 1921 and works with many international insurers. The innovative hospital with its bilingual staff keeps up to date with advanced technologies, and provides treatment in many fields.

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Tennis Elbow is treated at Clínica Anglo Americana

Salutaris Medical Center

A short-stay surgical clinic and outpatient facility specializing in cosmetic, general and orthopedic surgery. The clinic is accustomed to treating patients from the United States, Latin America and Europe.

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Tennis Elbow is treated at Salutaris Medical Center

Baja Orthopedics

A specialized orthopedic clinic from Tijuana with three orthopedic specialists, all of which speak English and regularly treat American patients. The clinic was established in 1990, is ISO certifiede, and all doctors speak English.

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Tennis Elbow is treated at Baja Orthopedics

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Cabo Orthopaedics

A specialized orthopedics clinic with four board certified physicians, affiliated with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). The Cabo clinic treats over 100 foreign patients annually, mainly from the USA and Canada.

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Tennis Elbow is treated at Cabo Orthopaedics

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Dr. Gerardo Mangino

Orthopedics, Joint Replacement

Oasis of Hope Hospital

A modern, high tech medical and surgical facility catering to cancer patients and doubles as a cancer research institution as well.

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Tennis Elbow is treated at Oasis of Hope Hospital

Hospital Clinica Biblica

Clinica Biblica Hospital is one of the top medical institutions of Costa Rica. Approximatey 50% of the physicians at the hospital were trained in the USA.

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Tennis Elbow is treated at Hospital Clinica Biblica

Centro Medico Puerta de Hierro

Centro Médico Puerta de Hierro (CMPDH) is a private, proudly Mexican organization, specializing in the provision of high quality health services.

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Tennis Elbow is treated at Centro Medico Puerta de Hierro

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About Tennis Elbow Surgery

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

How is Tennis Elbow Surgery Performed?
Tennis elbow surgery is performed either by an open surgery method or by an arthroscopic surgery method. Arthroscopic surgery for tennis elbow is comparatively new.
The type of surgical method is determined by factors like the severity of the injury, the patient's general health and other requirements. The doctor will decide which method is appropriate for the patient.

Open Surgery

  • A large incision is made on the elbow over the joint.
  • The damaged tendon is located and identified.
  • The damaged portion of the tendon is cut and removed.
  • The remaining tendon may be repaired by using sutures that are attached to the bone .
  • The incision is closed with sutures and covered with a bandage.
  • A splint is used to support the patient's arm .

Arthroscopic Surgery
  • A tiny incision is made on the elbow over the joint.
  • An arthroscope is inserted into the joint through the incision.
  • This allows the surgeon to view into the elbow joint and examine the cause of the pain.
  • A few other tiny incisions are made through which surgical instruments are inserted.
  • The damaged tendon is removed using the surgical tools, without detaching the tendon from the bone.
  • The incision is closed with sutures and covered with a bandage.
  • A splint is used to support the patient's arm.

How to Prepare for Tennis Elbow Surgery?
  • The patient is physically examined to ensure that the patient is in a good condition to undergo surgery.
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient is taking with or without a prescription. These may include supplements or herbs or drugs.
  • Certain medication that the patient is taking may be stopped two weeks before the surgery.
  • The doctor should be informed if the patient has any ailments or medical conditions.
  • The patient must stop smoking to ensure a quick recovery.

Days admitted : Tennis elbow surgery may be performed as an outpatient procedure.
In some cases, the patient may need an overnight stay in the hospital.

Anesthesia : General or Regional Anesthesia

Recovery : - The patient’s arm should be kept elevated to reduce swelling and held in a sling. A splint may be used to immobilize the arm.
- The sutures and splint are removed in 10 to 14 days after the surgery.
- The patient may be able to resume daily activities in 3 to 6 weeks after the surgery.
- Athletic activities can be resumed in 4 to 6 months after the surgery.

Risks : Risks of anesthesia include:
- Breathing difficulty
- Allergic reaction to medication
Risks of tennis elbow surgery include:
- Nerve and blood vessel injury
- Weak and stiff elbow
- Elbow pain
- Bleeding
- Blood clotting
- Infection

After care : - The incision area should be kept dry and the doctor’s instructions should be followed carefully.
- The patient should avoid heavy activities for about 12 weeks.
- The patient should avoid driving for a week after the surgery.
- Light stretching exercises of the elbow may be started after the splint is removed.
- Strengthening exercises can be started in a couple of months after the surgery.

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