Dr. Rohde describes tennis elbow.
Tennis elbow actually is also called lateral epicondylitis. It is a micro-tearing of tendons that insert on an area in our elbow called the lateral epicondyle, hence the name lateral epicondylitis. It tends to happen in our 30s, 40s, 50s. It’s a degenerative kind of condition, and it often happens in people who don’t play tennis.
About Dr. Rohde, M.D.:
Dr. Rachel S. Rohde, M.D., is an Orthopaedic Upper Extremity Surgeon in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at William Beaumont Hospital. Dr. Rohde received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, completed her residency at the University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center and performed her fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery-Weill Cornell Medical College.