Elbow Arthritis

If you’re tired of living with elbow pain, our minimally invasive regenerative treatments could help you get back to doing the things you enjoy the most.

Elbow Arthritis is the wearing down of the cartilage, the tough, elastic-like tissue that protects the ends of bones where they fit into your joints. If it thins too much, it can cause extra bone to grow – known as osteophytes or bony spurs – which may affect how well your arm moves.

What treatments does Living Room Health Regenerative Treatments offer?

Our renowned medical team provides a range of non-invasive treatments, from the traditional to the innovative. Many of our treatments can be carried out on an outpatient basis, without the need for a hospital stay. In fact, many patients can resume their normal activities within several hours of their visit!


Micro-Fragmented Adipose Tissue (MFAT)

Over a one-day period, this treatment is exclusively offered to our patients. MFAT Injections use a pioneering technology whereby your body’s own adipose (fat) cells are used to treat pain and inflammation. MFAT Injections are minimally invasive due to the guidance of ultrasound. Altogether the procedure takes about an hour to perform with a minimal recovery time. As well as being a potential alternative to surgery, MFAT Injections can also aid post-surgery recovery.

Read Angela’s story who had this treatment in her knees. She is now pain free and her life has changed completely.


Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC)

BMAC Injections harness the natural healing abilities of your own mesenchymal stem cells, found in the bone marrow, to regenerate and reconstruct the musculoskeletal system by replacing cells and tissues damaged by degenerative diseases or trauma. BMAC Injections treat pain and inflammation by accelerating healing through the assistance of biological growth factors. This minimally invasive, day-case procedure is done under x-ray guidance and has a minimal recovery time. Our innovative BMAC Injections offer an alternative treatment plan to traditional invasive surgery.

Read more here.


Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

This is an effective and well-researched procedure that’s a potential alternative to surgery. It takes advantage of the blood’s natural healing properties to reduce pain and improve joint function. It uses a specially concentrated dosage of platelets prepared from your own blood to repair damaged cartilage, tendons, ligaments, muscle and bone. Treatment is administered via an injection and depending on the injury two to six injections may be required, performed at weekly intervals. Patients usually see their symptoms improve within four to six weeks of having the injections. PRP is a safe treatment option which, because your own blood is used, carries no risk of allergic reaction. Read more clinical evidence supporting PRP here

Read Eddie’s Story. The British former professional strongman and World’s Strongest Man 2017 winner Eddie Hall recently received PRP Therapy.

What causes elbow arthritis?

A major one is everyday wear and tear, the normal process of aging. Elbow osteoarthritis is not just confined to people over 50, many in their 20s and 30s also suffer from it. Other potential causes and factors include your family history, as genetics can influence how it develops, and your medical history, with previous injuries or accidents playing a role that can add up over the years. Any other reasons for unusual elbow movement that lead to a ‘grinding’ of the joint, can wear down your cartilage more quickly and cause bone spurs. 

What are the symptoms of elbow arthritis?

The symptoms of elbow arthritis vary depending on the level of severity to the condition. In general, your elbow may be:

  • Stiff and swollen
  • Painful with movement or when pressure is applied
  • Quality of life significantly affected

How is elbow arthritis diagnosed?

A detailed medical history and a physical examination are very important, but we also use x-rays – and sometimes an MRI scan – to confirm the diagnosis is down to osteoarthritis and not elbow arthritis. Your discomfort might be due to a rotator cuff tear or a problem with your biceps, one of your upper arm muscles. Our experienced consultant will be able identify the exact source of your pain and provide a tailored treatment plan.

Why have a consultation at Living Room Health Regenerative Treatments?

Our experienced consultants will undertake a thorough examination exploring non-surgical and surgical treatments. They’ll also discuss your suitability for our state-of-the-art biological therapies.

Who will my consultation be with?

Your consultation will be with one of our upper limb specialists and will last approximately 30 minutes. You may be asked to attend for an MRI scan, prior to your appointment. 

As well as undertaking an examination, our specialists will take details of your medical history and discuss your symptoms. They will also detail all your treatment options and cover their potential benefits and risks.

Our expert team comprises of highly experienced surgeons, sports medicine doctors and physiotherapists who are committed to delivering a high level of care and the correct treatment option so you can quickly get back to moving around.

What is the autologus biological approach and when should it be considered?

Autologous translates as ‘from the same person.’ In brief, it involves using your own cells to encourage healing. The major benefits are that there is no chance of rejection, infection or contamination as you are using cells from your own body rather than a donor. 

We offer a range therapies based on this principle which can be considered if traditional treatments including surgery aren’t relieving your pain. 

Clinical evidence

Biological treatments are pioneering procedures and we’re continuously monitoring and recording its effectiveness. Patients undertaking these treatments are asked to complete pre-operative and post-operative questionnaires. 

The information obtained from these questionnaires allows us to monitor your progress and it also contributes to our evidence-based database and other global studies on biological treatments. All information gathered is anonymised. 

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