One thing many orthopedic surgeons agree on: elbow surgery should be the last option a person explores unless all other options have been exhausted. Medical science has demonstrated that elbow surgery is not only invasive, it requires an extensive recovery period of up to four to six months. More importantly, surgery’s efficacy has also been questioned, and in some cases, even thought to be counterproductive.
One thing we do know: stem cell therapies when administered correctly by a trained orthopedic surgeon can relieve the chronic pain many people feel in their elbows while also naturally repairing the damaged tendon in as short a period as 2 to 4 weeks.
Elbow pain can be the result of many sport and non-sports related injuries, including arthritis, age, nerve damage, and even referred pain. The terms “tennis or golf elbow,” also known as lateral epicondylitis, leads many people to believe it can only happen as a result of an incorrect, repetitive motion, like swinging a club or racket. And while most elbow injuries are a result of sports-related causes, the reality is you don’t have to play a sport to experience severe debilitating pain or loss of motion.
To treat tennis elbow or other painful elbow conditions, doctors know they must also examine the possibility that the pain experienced is transferred pain from damaged nerves in, or around the neck.
Historically, elbow pain can be successfully treated with OTC anti-inflammatory drugs, like NSAIDs, and physical therapy. However, in many cases where the pain is more acute, out-patient stem cell therapies provided by the Regenerative Medicine Clinic have not only proven to be effective in treating pain and restoring the damaged tendon, they are rapidly becoming the medical option of choice.
The simple, non-invasive procedure involves bone marrow that is withdrawn from your hip area following strict proprietary protocols. The stem cells are then placed in a centrifuge with Regenerative Medicine’s proprietary growth mixture to achieve optimum viability. It is then reinjected into the specific body area using Fluoroscopy and Ultrasound to guide the injection.
For most patients, a single injection will suffice. In many cases, after the appropriate shortened recovery period, many of our patients have resumed their sporting activities or just their everyday routines, pain free.
If you feel that either you, a family member or friend could be a candidate for stem cell therapies, please contact the Regenerative Medicine Clinic for a free consultation to determine if you are a potential candidate. [Insert Contact Info]