“Stem cells can promote healing of the microscopic tendon tears that cause tennis elbow.” Dr. Goradia
Stem cell injections for tennis elbow
Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a common injury that originally got its name because it is a frequent injury that affects many tennis players. However, it also occurs in people who do not play tennis at all.
We use stem cells from the patients own bone marrow and not a donor. This treatment uses your own body’s repair mechanisms and growth factors to promote healing.
During the healing process, stem cells are able to differentiate into specialized cells (muscle, tendons, cartilage, bone) to renew the injured elbow. They also cause other important cells to come to the site of injury, which in turn increases blood flow and the release of growth factors that are needed to repair and regenerate.
Dr. Goradia and his team have worked with physicians around the country to bring this technology to Virginia and the mid-Atlantic region.
Am I a candidate for stem cell injections for tennis elbow?
Patients suffering form any kind of joint, tendon, or ligament pain may be considered as candidates for stem cell therapy. If you have one of the Treatment Conditions listed below, you may be a candidate. To learn more contact us today for a consultation.
This is an in office procedure. Patients are typically able to return to normal activity following the procedure and are able to avoid the painful and lengthy rehabilitation periods that are typically required to help restore strength, mobility and range-of-motion following invasive joint surgeries.
Advancements in medicine allow us to withdraw stem cells from bone marrow. When the stem cells are re-injected, they enhance the natural repair process of degenerated and injured tendons, ligaments, and arthritic joints –
In other words, the stem cells reverse the natural breakdown process that occurs from aging, overuse and injury.
- Osteoarthritis also known as degenerative arthritis of the knee, shoulder, hip, wrist, thumb or ankle
- Cartilage damage (chondromalcia) or an osteochondral defect in any joint
- Small rotator cuff tears
- Hip and shoulder labral injuries
PRP or BMC injected at time of surgery stimulates healing and has been shown to decreases swelling, pain and risk of infection.
- Meniscus repair
- Rotator cuff repair
- Labral repair
- Non-surgical conditions (except arthritis) are expected to heal and reduce symptoms by 75% within 8 weeks. Those with less severe tissue damage will heal faster. For patients that do not experience a 75% improvement at 8 weeks may require a second injection to reactivate the healing response. Patients with arthritis are also expected to have 75% symptom reduction by 8 weeks. There have been some reports that the x-rays can actually show improvement but this can take up to a year.
- Based on the degree of swelling and other findings after surgery, a second injection of PRP may be recommended in the office within 6 weeks.
Why G2 Orthopedics and Sports Medicine?
Whether working with recreational athletes, injured workers, or any other individuals, Dr. Goradia provides each patient with the quality of care given to professional athletes.
Dr. Goradia is a leading knee and shoulder specialist and one of the first U.S. orthopedic surgeons to be certified in sports medicine as a subspecialty.
When you come to Dr. Goradia you don’t get shuffled among various doctors or PA’s. You are personally treated by Dr. Goradia whose expertise and orthopedic success is extensive.