What is ECRB?

Your forearm tendons — often called extensors — attach the muscles to bone. The tendon usually involved in tennis elbow is called the extensor carpi radialis brevis (ECRB).

What is ECRB surgery?

Surgery on your elbow can include making a small cut in the arm and trimming damaged tissue from the tendon that joins the extensor carpi radialis brevis (ECRB) to the bone in the elbow (called an ECRB tenotomy), or releasing the tendon from the bone with a scalpel (called an ECRB release).

What is ECRB debridement?

ECRB/ECRL DEBRIDEMENT SURGICAL PROCEDURE. Following an incision over the lateral epicondyle, the pathologic tissue along the muscle/tendon origin of the ECRB and/or ECRL is excised.

What is the difference between epicondylitis and Epicondylosis?

Epicondylitis is also commonly known as Tennis Elbow which refers to pain on the outside (lateral side) of the elbow. Epicondylosis is commonly known as Golfer’s Elbow which refers to pain on the inside (medial side) of the elbow. Interestingly enough, the conditions are not always present in these sports.

Where does the ECRB attach?

The muscle originates along the lateral supracondylar ridge, which is a narrow, raised region of the humerus. It inserts into the third metacarpal of the hand. Within the palm this is the bone connected to the phalanges of the index finger. The radial artery delivers oxygenated blood to the muscle.

What is the epicondyle area?

The elbow joint is made up of the bone in the upper arm (the humerus) and one of the bones in the lower arm (ulna). The bony prominences, or bumps, at the bottom of the humerus are called the epicondyles. The bump on the outer side of the elbow is called the lateral epicondyle.

What is lateral epicondyle debridement?

Tennis Elbow surgery (called lateral epicondylitis debridement) involves creating a series of small incisions around the elbow and accessing the diseased bones, cartilage, ligaments, or tendons via an arthroscopic camera, which allows the surgeon to view the procedure on a monitor.

What is lateral Epicondylosis?

Lateral epicondylitis, or tennis elbow, is swelling or tearing of the tendons that bend your wrist backward away from your palm. It’s caused by repetitive motion of the forearm muscles, which attach to the outside of your elbow. The muscles and tendons become sore from excessive strain.

What nerve may be entrapped in a diagnosis of lateral Epicondylosis?

Posterior interosseous nerve (PIN, also known as the deep branch of the radial nerve) compression or entrapment most commonly occurs as it passes through the Arcade of Frohse between the supinator muscle and is another possible complication.

What does the ECRB muscle do?

The extensor carpi radialis brevis muscle aids in moving the hand. Specifically, it abducts and extends the hand at the wrist joint. The muscle works in concert with the extensor carpi radialis longus, which is situated nearby.

What is the difference between a tendon and a ligament?

A tendon serves to move the bone or structure. A ligament is a fibrous connective tissue that attaches bone to bone, and usually serves to hold structures together and keep them stable.