What is the area of maximal tenderness associated with lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)?

Updated: Oct 30, 2018
  • Author: Bryant James Walrod, MD; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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The area of maximal tenderness is usually an area just distal to the origin of the extensor muscles of the forearm at the lateral epicondyle. Most typically, the ECRB is involved, but others may include the extensor digitorum and extensor carpi ulnaris.


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