Stem Cells Are An Alternative To Elbow Surgery
Many patients have turned to Stem Cell Therapy as a better alternative to elbow surgery, with an easier and faster recovery and with significantly less complications.
Elbow pain can be the result of an injury, such as a fracture or a sprain, or of a medical condition, such as a tendinopathy or arthritis, for example. Elbow surgery is often recommended as a treatment for several elbow pain conditions. However, as with most surgeries, elbow surgery has some risks, including pain, blood clots, reactions to anesthesia, infections or muscle loss.
Elbow surgery requires being hospitalized for up to a few days. The recovery from elbow surgery may be relatively slow, often requiring a period of a few weeks when you cannot use your arm, followed by a period of physical rehabilitation that can last 3-6 months. In many cases, elbow functionality may not be fully recovered after surgery, which can limit the movements of patients who play sports such as tennis, golf, or baseball.
- Elbow Bursitis
- Elbow Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Arthritis of the
- Elbow Tendonitis
- Distal Biceps Tendon Partial Tear
- Golfer’s Elbow, Medial Epicondylitis
- Tennis Elbow, Lateral Epicondylitis
- Pitcher’s Elbow, Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury
- Post-traumatic Elbow Arthritis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Elbow
How Does Stem Cell Therapy for Elbow Pain Work?
The aim of using Stem Cell Therapy is to support the self-healing process of the elbow joint and its associated tissues, reverse disease progression and suppress inflammatory reactions that can worsen pain, leading to symptom relief and recovery of elbow function.
At the Boston Stem Cell Center, we use a patient’s own stem cells to repair the elbow naturally. Stem cells exist in high concentrations in bone marrow and fat, which can be aspirated with minimal discomfort, and then injected into the affected area of the elbow along with concentrated platelet rich plasma. We also use platelet rich plasma by itself which is obtained by a simple method of centrifugation of a sample of your own blood. Platelet rich plasma has a high concentration of growth factors that activate the stem cells and prompt them to produce additional growth factors and anti-inflammatory cytokines, thereby changing the environment in the elbow from inflammatory to healing and regenerating.
Platelet rich plasma has been shown to promote biological healing in patients with lateral epicondylitis and to be more effective than corticosteroid injections for chronic lateral epicondylitis.
With the aid of platelet rich plasma, stem cells will begin to heal the elbow by stimulating cellular proliferation and local repair processes and by reducing inflammation, resulting in pain relief and improved function.
Typically, a single stem cell treatment should be sufficient to yield good results for most elbow problems. This is often combined with additional platelet rich plasma elbow injections to reinforce the activity of stem cells. We do all our stem cell procedures under ultrasound or X-Ray fluoroscopic guidance to increase accuracy and decrease the likelihood of complications.
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Is Stem Cell Treatment Right For You?
Although Stem Cell Treatment is considered by some people to be experimental, various research studies show that regenerative stem cell therapy and platelet rich plasma injections can provide excellent relief from joint and musculoskeletal pain and ongoing inflammation.