Repetitive sports activities such as tennis and golf are often the cause of tissue injury to ligaments, tendons, and the elbow joint. Referred to as tennis elbow, an irritation of the tissue connecting the forearm muscle to the elbow. Rather than a costly and invasive surgical procedure, soft tissue injuries can be repaired with stem cell therapy and PRP therapy.

An alternative to surgery

When it comes to treating sports injuries, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Depending on the nature and severity of the injury, different regenerative medicine therapies may be more effective than others.

At Seattle Regenerative Medicine Center, we offer a range of advanced treatments, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy and stem cell therapy.

  • PRP therapy involves injecting a concentration of platelets and growth factors into the injured area to promote healing. 
  • Stem cell therapy uses the body's own cells to promote healing.

Our team will work with you to determine the best treatment option for your specific injury.

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Elbow soft tissue conditions treated with stem cell or PRP therapy:

  • Tennis elbow
  • Elbow pain
  • Arthritis of the elbow
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinopathy
  • Osteochondritis dissecans

Can you treat tennis elbow with a non-surgical alternative?

Tennis elbow is a common condition that occurs when the tendons in the elbow are overworked. The condition can cause pain and inflammation, making it difficult to move the arm. While tennis elbow can be treated with surgery, there are some non-surgical alternatives that may help to relieve symptoms. Some options include platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy and stem cell therapy. Studies have shown that both PRP and stem cell therapy can be effective in treating tennis elbow.

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Stem cell therapy for tennis elbow

Another option is stem cell therapy. This treatment uses cells from the patient's own fat or bone marrow to repair damaged tissue. We first extract the stem cells from your bone marrow, then separate and concentrate them. After the biologic is prepared, the stem cells are injected into the elbow at the site of the soft tissue injury. Once injected into your elbow, it attracts growth factors aiding in the repair of the soft tissue.

PRP therapy for tennis elbow

PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy involves taking a sample of blood from the patient and then spinning it in a centrifuge to separate out the platelets. The platelets are then injected into the affected area, where they release growth factors that promote healing.

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Using PRP to treat tendinopathy

PRP injections have been shown to be effective in the treatment of tendinopathy, particularly in the shoulder and elbow. The injections help to repair the damaged tissue and reduce pain levels. PRP therapy is a promising treatment option for tendinopathy.

Tendinopathy is a difficult condition to treat, due to the lack of blood flow to tendons. However, platelets play an important role in the healing process, as they attract growth factors. Platelet-concentrated plasma (PRP) has been shown to accelerate the healing of soft tissue injuries. 

What sets Seattle Regenerative Medicine Center apart from the rest?

Your care will be overseen by a board-certified anesthesiologist with fellowship training in regional anesthesia and pain medicine. At Seattle Regenerative Medicine, we offer our patients non-surgical options for managing pain and improving overall wellness. We can help patients suffering from chronic pain by giving them the tools they need to feel better, naturally. If you are looking for an integrative approach to your health and well-being, Seattle Regenerative Medicine is here.

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Why choose Seattle Regenerative Medicine Center?

Led by Dr. Lucy Hostetter, Seattle Regenerative Medicine Center can provide advanced regenerative medicine options to treat these injuries. Seattle Regenerative Medicine is committed to helping our patients feel their best. We offer tailored treatments that are specifically designed to meet the needs of each individual patient. We take the time to listen to our patients and get to the root of their problems. We believe in honest and open communication, and we will always be upfront about the potential success of any treatment we provide. 

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If you are suffering from painful soft tissue conditions, don’t wait any longer. Call us today to discuss your options in regenerative medicine.

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