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Golfers Elbow Release (Common Flexor Origin Release)
Indications for operation:
Golfers elbow (medial epicondylitis) which has not responded to conservative treatment.

Anaesthetic:
General Anaesthetic (Fully asleep) or regional (the arm will be numb) Local anaesthetic will
be injected into the wound for post-operative pain relief

Operation type:
Open

Incisions:
A 3cm incision over the medial epicondyle (the tender area).

Procedure:
The common flexor origin is released from the medial epicondyle and scar tissue removed.
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Wound Closure:
A single non-absorbable suture running under the skin will be used to close the wound, paper stitches will be placed over this.

Dressings:
An Elastoplast dressing will be placed over the top of the paper stitches and an elastic support bandage over the top of this.

Immediate aftercare:
You can go home when you feel comfortable
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