Abstract

Case Report

Seroma formation as a rare complication of lateral epicondylitis release: A case report

Parth B Patel, Allison L Boden*, Bryan J Sirmon, Spero G Karas and Michael B Gottschalk

Published: 27 October, 2017 | Volume 2 - Issue 4 | Pages: 118-122

Case: A 45 year old male, >1 year status post left elbow lateral debridement for lateral epicondylitis, presented with a two week history of a progressive, tender mass on the lateral aspect of his left elbow. MRI showed evidence of a defect in the joint capsule, consistent with the formation of a seroma. The patient underwent revision of the left lateral epicondyle debridement with ECRL/EDC tendon repair and capsular reconstruction.

Conclusion: Tendon repair and capsular reconstruction is an effective and successful method for the treatment of a seroma caused by leakage of joint fluid after lateral epicondylar debridement.

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