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Clinics in Shoulder and Elbow 2016;19(1):39-42.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5397/cise.2016.19.1.39    Published online March 31, 2016.
Spontaneous Rupture of the Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis and Radial Collateral Ligament of the Elbow in a Recreational Golfer: Surgical Experience of Repair of a Chronic Retracted Tendon and Ligament
Jin Young Park, Jin Young Bang
1Center for Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine, Neon Orthopaedic Clinic, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Haeundae Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea. drbang@paik.ac.kr
Received: 4 October 2015   • Revised: 1 February 2016   • Accepted: 18 February 2016
Abstract
Lateral epicondylitis with rupture of the radial collateral ligament of the elbow has not been reported in the literature. We report on a case of a recreational golfer who had not received steroid injection and had no trauma history. The patient was treated with open surgical repair. At 2 years follow-up, satisfactory clinical and radiological outcomes were observed with return to pre-injury level. The authors report this case and review the literature.
Key Words: Open extensor carpi radialis brevis repair; Lateral epicondylitis; Radial collateral ligament rupture
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