Repetitive motion elbow injuries can be treated with regenerative medicine.
Elbow soft tissue conditions treated with stem cell or PRP therapy:
- Tennis elbow
- Elbow pain
- Arthritis of the elbow
- Osteochondritis dissecans
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.
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.
Our team will work with you to determine the best treatment option for your specific injury.
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 (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.
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.
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.
If you are suffering from painful soft tissue conditions, don’t wait any longer. Call us today to discuss your options in regenerative medicine.