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La epicondilitis lateral, en general conocida como codo de tenista, es una afección dolorosa de los tendones que se unen al hueso en la parte externa ( lateral). Epitrocleitis Codo de Golfista Epitrocleitis ¿Que es? Es una inflamación de la epitróclea (prominencia ósea en la parte interna del húmero) y de. Epicondilitis y Epitrocleitis Epicondilitis * También llamado codo de tenista. Epitrocleitis *Llamado el codo de golfista. Bibliografía * Instituto.

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Lateral epicondylitis occurs with a frequency seven to ten times that of medial epicondylitis.

Dolor de Codo: ¿Codo de Tenista o Golfista?

As with medial epicondylitis it typically occurs in the 4 th to 5 th decades of life. There is no recognised gender predilection. Patients often present with lateral elbow pain, which is frequently exacerbated when they grasp objects during wrist extension with resistance. A history of tennis playing or similar racket sports epitrocleitiss sometimes elicited, but the condition often results from other repetitive athletic or occupational activities, or without an identifiable cause.


It is thought that repetitive stress and overuse leads to tendinosis involving the origin of the extensor tendons at the lateral elbow, with microtrauma and partial tearing that may progress to a full-thickness tendon tear. Alternatively, it may also result from direct trauma. Thickening of the common extensor tendon, associated with diffuse heterogeneity and areas of focal hypoechogenicity. There is often associated intra-tendon calcification and bony irregularity at the tendon insertion.

The most common finding in a patient with lateral epicondylitis is focal areas of hypoechogenicity with a background of intrinsic tendinopathy.

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The hallmarks of tendinosis and tearing of the epitrocleitia extensor tendon on MRI are abnormal morphology and signal intensity, as follows Whole blood injection has been shown to be just as a effective as platelet-rich plasma injection and is also much less expensive 6. Surgery is often performed if there is no clinical response after 3 to 6 months of conservative treatment.


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Epicondilitis medial (codo de golfista)

Synonyms or Alternate Spellings: Tennis elbow Common extensor tendinopathy of the elbow Lawn tennis arm. Support Radiopaedia and see fewer ads. Case 2 Case 2.

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