Elbow Stem Cell and PRP Treatment and Therapy
Have you been told your only option for elbow pain is steroid injections or invasive surgery?
Minimally invasive regenerative alternatives offer pain relief and can help you get your lifestyle back on track
Elbow pain is often due to overuse as many sports, hobbies and jobs involve repetitive hand, wrist and arm movements. stem cell therapy, AMPP® Activated Mesenchymal Pericyte Plasma (using Lipogems® technology) and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy can be used to treat elbow pain.
Your elbow joint consists of bone, cartilage, ligaments and fluids and is the joint where the three long bones of the arm meet. Tendons and muscles help the elbow joint to move.
A common cause of elbow pain is tendinitis (including tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow), which is an inflammation or an injury to the tendons which attach the muscle to the bone.
Elbow pain can also be caused by sprains, strains, dislocations, bursitis and arthritis. It is more unusual for your elbow joint to have arthritis as it is less prone to wear and tear damage than other joints.
Initial treatment for most elbow conditions may include anti-inflammatory medicines, physiotherapy and corticosteroid injections. Sometimes people may require surgery.
Stem cell therapy, AMPP® Activated Mesenchymal Pericyte Plasma (using Lipogems® technology) and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy are effective in treating most elbow conditions and eliminating elbow pain. These treatments avoid the need for surgery and enable people to get back to normal activities sooner.
At The Regenerative Clinic we exclusively offer our patients AMPP® injections. A pioneering new treatment using your body’s own stem cells from a combination of Lipogems® and Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy to treat pain and inflammation. The minimally invasive procedure is a possible alternative to having an operation or can be used after surgery to help healing. It harnesses natural repair cells removed from your body fat to target problems affecting joints, tendons, ligaments and muscles. The procedure takes around an hour and early results suggest an improvement for 75 per cent of suitable patients.
This treatment contains concentrated blood plasma PRP/PRGF, as well as adipose-based pericytes harvested with Lipogems®. Theoretically AMPP® is superior in regeneration and healing. You may have AMPP® in conjunction with the treatment of other joints, the results of which have been very positive.
PRP therapy supports your body’s self-healing processes by using your own cells. Blood is mostly liquid (called plasma) but also contains solid component including red cells, white cells and platelets. The platelets are important for clotting blood but they also contain proteins called growth factors which are important in the healing of injuries.
With a higher concentration of growth factors than typically found in blood, PRP injections support the restoration of injured tissue and inhibit painful inflammatory processes.
This treatment is widely researched and supported in clinical papers. See our PRP evidence section.
Our expert team works as part of a collaborative partnership of Surgeons, Sports Medicine doctors and Physiotherapists to provide the perfect patient pathway to get you quickly on the road to recovery. Whether you require conventional treatment or if you are a candidate for these new regenerative treatments, you can be sure that will get the best advice from teaching hospital specialists.
Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) is a non-surgical, minimally invasive, regenerative treatment that harnesses the natural ability to heal the body through the assistance of biological growth factors. BMAC utilises the regenerative stem cells collected from bone marrow to aid in the acceleration of healing moderate to severe osteoarthritis and tendon injuries.
Bone marrow is extracted from the pelvis bone with a large needle and syringe under local anaesthetics. The harvested bone marrow is then processed into its separate components. The plasma, containing beneficial proteins, is filtered and condensed into a general fluid concentrate (GFC). Similarly, a fraction of the harvested marrow containing mesenchymal stem cells is concentrated into BMAC. Once processed, the BMAC and GFC are separately injected into the joint after sterile preparation and local anaesthetic is applied.
The injection offers:
- Pain relief
- Reduce swelling
- Increase joint function
- Improve condition of joint cartilage