Revista Colombiana de Reumatología
Print version ISSN 0121-8123
The medial epicondylitis has a smaller impact that the lateral, pathology that has mainly been described in anatomical study and clinical trials. The information on the lateral epicondylitis has been extrapolated to the medial epicondylitis. It has been called to the medial epicondylitis as "golfer's elbow", due to the association with this sport, however joins much more to labor activities. It is a pathology that commits the origin of the muscles of the medial elbow, known as flexopronator muscles, organized like this: pronator teres, flexor carpi radialis, palmarislongus, flexordigitorumsuperficialis, flexor carpi ulnaris. The diagnosis is mainly clinical and can be supported by diagnostic images. The treatment conservative is more frequent (85-90%) and the objectives are: improvement of the pain and rehabilitation for a return to the activities, if not achieved the improvement is performed surgery preferably with resection the affected area.
Keywords : medial epicondylitis; golfer's elbow.