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Tennis Elbow Surgery in South Korea

Hospitals and medical centers in South Korea performing Tennis Elbow Surgery.

Samsung Medical Center

The Samsung Medical Center plans to achieve medical innovation in the future to promote the happiness of patients and develop into a global hub of biohealth care study and link the industry by connecting to hospital-R&D Center-school and enterprises.


Tennis Elbow is treated at Samsung Medical Center

ASAN Medical Center

Since its establishment in June 1989, ASAN Medical Center has achieved a world-class medical reputation as it has continued to aggressively invest in R&D and clinical treatment.


Tennis Elbow is treated at ASAN Medical Center

YUHS Severance Hospital + Gangnam Severance Hospital

Yonsei University Health System (YUHS) was founded in 1885 as the first modern medical institution in Korea by the American medical missionary, Dr. Horace N. Allen.


Tennis Elbow is treated at Yonsei University Health System

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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 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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