EpicondylitisThe Basic Science of Lateral Epicondylosis: Update for the FutureBishai, Shariff K. D.O., M.S.*‡; Plancher, Kevin D. M.D., M.S.†‡Author Information From the *Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, New York; †Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, New York; and ‡Plancher Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic Foundation for Active Lifestyles, Cos Cob, Connecticut. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Kevin D. Plancher, MD, MS, Orthopaedic Foundation for Active Lifestyles, 31 River Rd., Cos Cob, CT 06807. E-mail: [email protected] Techniques in Orthopaedics: December 2006 - Volume 21 - Issue 4 - p 250-255 doi: 10.1097/01.bto.0000252115.76643.78 Buy Metrics Abstract Lateral sided elbow pain effects 1% to 3% of the general population. It is clear that lateral epicondylitis is not an inflammatory based disease and more appropriately should be named lateral epicondylosis. Significant contributions in the field of basic science has led us to a better understanding of the cause of this disease. This article reviews a most up to date understanding of this complex disease process. © 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.