Rehabilitation Tennis / Golfers Elbow Release

Tennis Elbow / Golfers Elbow release

Indications: 

  • Refractory tennis or golfers elbow not relieved by physiotherapy or PRP injection.

Protocol:

Immediately Post Operation

  • Full active ROM into elbow flexion / extension / supination / pronation
  • Full active wrist flexion / extension within comfort, should only feel a mild stretch at the end of range.
  • Bandage can be taken down after 48 hours

2 - 6 weeks

  • Elbow strengthening into flexion / extension
  • Graduated resistance programme for wrist extension / flexion. All exercises should be in pain free ROM with good quality movement and muscle activation, (remembering mid prone position)
  • Eccentric protocol initially
  • Progress to concentric loading
  • Graduated strengthening program into pronation
  • Ensure adequate pain control

6 weeks +

  • Increase heavy loading

 

Milestones:

2 weeks     

  • Return to work for sedentary / low manual jobs

2 - 6 weeks

  • Driving dependent on pain levels and ROM

6 weeks    

  • Full ROM wrist and elbow
  • Return to work for manual jobs
  • Swimming any stroke

12 months    

  • Racquet sports / Golf

 

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