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[Does the algetic supinator syndrome exist?]

M Stöhr
Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie 2009, 41 (1): 35-7
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The supinator (tunnel) syndrome is a rare chronic compression syndrome of the posterior interosseous nerve. The tennis elbow or the lateral epicondylitis and the algetic supinator syndrome represent painful entities of the lateral epicondyle and inserting tendons which do not have anything to do with a compression syndrome of the radial nerve. Decompression of the interosseous posterior nerve therefore has to be abandoned in the therapy for lateral elbow pain.

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