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At what point does tennis elbow require surgery?

Tennis elbow repair surgery is generally seen as a last resort and is usually only recommended if symptoms persist after 12 months of rest and rehabilitation. 

In addition to rest, your doctor may recommend non-surgical treatments, such as corticosteroid shots, anti-inflammatory medication, and physical therapy before surgery. Surgery may be the only answer if pain persists after these treatments, and mainly if it stops you from daily activities. Doctors also sometimes recommend repair surgery for people who suffer large tears from an acute injury in their tendons.

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* Savings estimate based on a study of more than 1 billion claims comparing self-pay (or cash pay) prices of a frequency-weighted market basket of procedures to insurer-negotiated rates for the same. Claims were collected between July 2017 and July 2019. R.Lawrence Van Horn, Arthur Laffer, Robert L.Metcalf. 2019. The Transformative Potential for Price Transparency in Healthcare: Benefits for Consumers and Providers. Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 3.

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