Volume 5, Issue 1, March 2020, Page: 1-4
Rapid and Successful Rehabilitation and Return to Play for a D1 Gymnast After Treatment for Lateral Epicondylosis with Ultrasound Guided Percutaneous Tenotomy (Tenex)
Bryant Walrod, Department of Family Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A
Wilbert Turner, Department of Athletics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A
Kelly Pauls, Department of Family Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A; Department of Athletics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A
Received: Mar. 26, 2020;       Accepted: Apr. 15, 2020;       Published: May 14, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.rs.20200501.11      View  318      Downloads  80
Abstract
Lateral elbow pain is a commonly seen in sports medicine. There are multiple interventions for this chronic condition which may lead to difficulty with successful treatment. There are also multiple rehabilitation strategies employed for treatment. Variations in treatments and rehabilitation protocols can lead to different and sometimes unsuccessful long term outcomes. We present a novel case of a Division 1 college gymnast with recalcitrant lateral elbow pain who underwent percutaneous tenotomy (Tenex) of the common wrist extensor tendon. The athlete was able to return to full Division 1 athletics two months after the procedure. This case is unique secondary to the patient being a high level athlete and his rapid return to the intensity and requirements of competing in Division 1 sports. We also developed a specific rehabilitation protocol that we postulated would be appropriate after this procedure. We illustrate the athlete’s rehabilitation in detail. We feel that this specific protocol may have also influenced his rapid and complete return. We anticipate that this specific rehabilitation protocol may potentially guide future rehabilitation protocols after the Tenex procedure for recalcitrant lateral epicondylosis. In addition, this rehabilitation protocol may be considered after the Tenex procedure for additional conditions like medial epicondylosis, achilles tendinosis, patella tendinosis and gluteal tendinosis.
Keywords
Percutaneous Tenotomy, Tenex, Lateral Epicondylosis
To cite this article
Bryant Walrod, Wilbert Turner, Kelly Pauls, Rapid and Successful Rehabilitation and Return to Play for a D1 Gymnast After Treatment for Lateral Epicondylosis with Ultrasound Guided Percutaneous Tenotomy (Tenex), Rehabilitation Science. Vol. 5, No. 1, 2020, pp. 1-4. doi: 10.11648/j.rs.20200501.11
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