Definition of Lateral epicondylitis

1. Noun. Painful inflammation of the tendon at the outer border of the elbow resulting from overuse of lower arm muscles (as in twisting of the hand).




Medical Definition of Lateral epicondylitis

1. Inflammation at the lateral epicondyle (bony process off the humerus) of the elbow and the tendons that insert there. It has earned the name tennis elbow because of the common occurrence of this condition in tennis players (constant dorsiflexion of the wrist). See: medial epicondylitis. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lateral Epicondylitis

lateral cutaneous branches of intercostal nerves
lateral cutaneous branches of ventral primary ramus of thoracic spinal nerves
lateral cutaneous nerve of calf
lateral cutaneous nerve of forearm
lateral cutaneous nerve of thigh
lateral decubitus radiograph
lateral deep cervical lymph nodes
lateral diffusion
lateral direct veins
lateral dorsal cutaneous nerve
lateral epicondylar crest
lateral epicondylar ridge
lateral epicondyle
lateral epicondyle of femur
lateral epicondyle of humerus
lateral epicondylitis (current term)
lateral excursion
lateral femoral circumflex artery
lateral femoral cutaneous nerve
lateral femoral tuberosity
lateral fillet
lateral folds
lateral fossa of brain
lateral frontobasal artery
lateral funiculus
lateral funiculus of spinal cord
lateral gene transfer
lateral geniculate body
lateral geniculate nucleus
lateral ginglymus

Literary usage of Lateral epicondylitis

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Physical Fitness: A Guide for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury by David F. Apple, Jr. (1996)
"lateral epicondylitis lateral epicondylitis, or "tennis elbow" is an overuse injury ... Tennis players develop lateral epicondylitis as the result of poor ..."

2. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Selected Referencesby DIANE Publishing Company by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"Tennis Elbow, technically called lateral epicondylitis, results from such actions as driving screws for a full shift with an inward twist of the forearm. ..."

3. Cumulative Trauma Disorders in the Workplace: Bibliography by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"... Ganglion cyst lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) Medial epicondylitis (golfer's elbow) Bicipital tendonitis Rotator cuff tendonitis Peripheral Nerve ..."

4. Choosing a Wheelchair System edited by Seldon P. Todd, Jr. (1992)
"... system may appear, eg, osteoarthritis of the shoulders, elbows, and wrists; rotator cuff tears; bursitis; lateral epicondylitis; and tenosynovitis. ..."

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