Investigation Of Wrist Flexor/Extensor Muscle Strength Following Arthroscopic Surgical Treatment Of Lateral Epicondylitis
Mustafa Onur SERBEST1, Sabriye ERCAN2, Halil İbrahim KAYA3, Hilmi Mustafa DEMİR2, Abdullah Meriç ÜNAL4, Cem ÇETİN2
1Aydın Devlet Hastanesi, Spor Hekimliği Bölümü, Isparta
2Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Spor Hekimliği Anabilim Dalı, Isparta
3Samsun Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Spor Hekimliği Bölümü, Samsun
4Özel Şifa Hastanesi Ortopedi ve Travmatoloji Bölümü, Isparta
Keywords: Lateral epicondylitis, wrist muscle strength, isokinetic
Objective: Lateral epicondylitis is a common disease of elbow joint. Repetitive wrist activities and activities that requires strength are risk factors. Wrist extensor muscle strength are decreased in patients with lateral epicondylitis.
Materials and Methods: Eight patients with a diagnosis of lateral epicondylitis enrolled to study. Wrist flexor and extensor muscle strength of patients who were completed one year after surgery were measured by isokinetic dynamometer.
Results: There were no statistically significant differences between the flexor and extensor muscle strength of the patients (p>0.05).
Conclusion: In this study, arthroscopic extensor carpi radialis brevis tendon release in lateral epicondylitis has shown no negative effect on flexor and extensor wrist muscle stregth.