The Surgery of Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow), an Overview


  • Elsayed Shaheen Orthopedic Surgery Department, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt. Orthopaedic consultant at Andalusia hospitals, KSA.
  • Yousif Jasem AlSanawi Alomran general hospital (OGH), Alhasa, KSA.
  • Ali Madhaf Alshaharni Medical intern, King Khalid University, Abha, KSA.
  • Faleh Ayesh Mohammed Alshahrani General Practitioner, King Abdullah hospital, Bisha, KSA.
  • Bander Haif Alqahtani Medical Intern, Asser central hospital, abha, KSA.
  • Mohammed Bahkali Ali Altherwi General practitioner, King Fahad Central Hospital ( KFCH ), Jazan, KSA.
  • Ahmad Abdulsamad Ahmad Alhamoud Orthopedic Surgery Resident, Aliman General Hospital, Riyadh, KSA.
  • Mohammed Yahya M Asiri Medical intern, King Khalid University, Abha, KSA.
  • Mohammed Khalil Alenezi General Practitioner, North Medical Tower, Arar, KSA.
  • Mohammad Saleh Alamri Medical student, King Khalid University, Abha, KSA.



medial epicondylitis, golfer's elbow, injury, surgical repair, tendinosis


Golfer's elbow, also known as medial epicondylitis, is a common disease. When doing activities that include wrist flexion and forearm pronation, repetitive forced wrist extension and forearm supination can lead to flexor-pronator tendon degeneration. An ongoing pathologic process in the tendon can lead to structural failure, irreversible fibrosis, or calcification. The most common complaint from patients is chronic, medial-sided elbow pain that gets worse with everyday activity. During the late cocking or early acceleration stages of the throwing action, athletes may have symptoms that are particularly severe. Injections of corticosteroids, activity modification, and NSAIDs are all examples of nonsurgical supportive therapy. After the acute symptoms have subsided, attention is directed toward injury prevention and flexor-pronator mass rehabilitation. Patients with severe symptoms are often the only ones who receive open surgical procedures. Hence the study aimed to summarize and explain the evidences regarding surgical management of medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow).




How to Cite

Elsayed Shaheen, Jasem AlSanawi Y, Madhaf Alshaharni A, Ayesh Mohammed Alshahrani F, Haif Alqahtani B, Bahkali Ali Altherwi M, Abdulsamad Ahmad Alhamoud A, Yahya M Asiri M, Khalil Alenezi M, Saleh Alamri M. The Surgery of Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow), an Overview. SMHJ [Internet]. 2022 Nov. 24 [cited 2023 Jun. 6];2(3):118-23. Available from:



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