Repetitive Motion Elbow Injuries Treated with Regenerative Medicine
Repetitive sport 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, the soft tissue injuries can be repaired with Stem Cell therapy and PRP therapy.
Regenerative Medicine Alternatives
Lead by Dr. Richard Rooney and Dr. Lucy Hostetter, Seattle Regenerative Medicine Center can provide advanced regenerative medicine options to treat these injuries.
Elbow Soft Tissue Conditions Treated with Stem Cell or PRP Therapy
- Tennis Elbow
- Elbow Pain
- Arthritis of the Elbow
- Osteochondritis dissecans
How We Use Stem Cell Therapy
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 in 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 for Treating Tendinopathy
As a result of tendons having very little blood flow, they heal notoriously slow. Platelets attract critical growth factors. Platelet concentrated plasma accelerates the healing process and repairs soft tissue injuries.