Definition of epicondylitis in English:



mass nounMedicine
  • A painful inflammation of tendons surrounding an epicondyle; tennis elbow.

    • ‘Every year approximately four of every 1,000 adults has a problem with tennis elbow, or painful lateral epicondylitis.’
    • ‘The current best practice management for lateral epicondylitis involves a graduated tendon rehabilitation program that begins with relative rest of the injured tendon through avoidance of aggravating activities.’
    • ‘The pathologic process of epicondylitis involves chronic degenerative changes of the tendons at the region of the respective epicondyles.’
    • ‘Clinical projects also include the use of extracorporeal shock wave therapy for epicondylitis and calcific tendinitis and navigation-assisted surgery.’
    • ‘Lateral epicondylitis, more commonly known as tennis elbow, has an annual incidence of 1 to 3 percent in the general population.’