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Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)

Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)


Expert Perspective

Time to Complete

0.5 hours


January 18, 2016


January 18, 2019

Programme Description

Orthopaedic surgeon Mr Steven Cutts discusses lateral epicondylitis, also known as tennis elbow, with learning points for GPs and healthcare professionals on management options, including pharmacological treatments, physiotherapy and surgery.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Identify lateral epicondylitis
  • Advise patients on whether steroid injection or surgery would be of benefit
  • Advise patients about the likelihood of resolution of the condition
  • Faculty

    Activity author
    Mr Steven Cutts
    Consultant orthopaedic surgeon
    James Paget Hospital
    United Kingdom

    Test author
    Dr Ravi Ramanathan
    United Kingdom


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1 learning credit (1 hour learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time. This activity is offered at no cost.


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