Definition of epicondylitis in English:


Line breaks: epi|con¦dyl|itis
Pronunciation: /ˌɛpɪkɒndɪˈlʌɪtɪs


[mass noun] Medicine
  • A painful inflammation of tendons surrounding an epicondyle; tennis elbow.
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    • 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.

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