Autologous Tenocyte Implantation for Lateral Epicondylitis

Allan Wang, Katherine Mackie, William Breidahl, Ming Hao Zheng

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Autologous tenocyte implantation (ATI) is indicated for chronic severe lateral epicondylitis (LE) in patients who have previously undergone unsuccessful nonsurgical treatment. ATI is a two-stage procedure that involves initial patellar tendon biopsy followed by a single injection of cultured autologous tenocytes to the LE lesion under ultrasound guidance. ATI is a safe and well-tolerated procedure for LE. Patients who have undergone ATI show a marked decrease in local pain, with increases in strength and overall function 1 year after treatment, which is maintained into the midterm.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSurgical Techniques for Trauma and Sports Related Injuries of the Elbow
EditorsGregory Bain, Denise Eygendaal, Roger P. van Riet
Place of PublicationGermany
PublisherSpringer, Berlin, Heidelberg
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9783662589311
ISBN (Print)9783662589304
Publication statusPublished - 18 Oct 2019


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