Regenexx® Therapies Treat Elbow Injuries, Arthritis and Overuse Conditions
The most advanced non-surgical treatments in the world for elbow pain, arthritis, and overuse conditions such as golfer’s elbow and tennis elbow, Regenexx Bone Marrow Concentrate and Platelet Rich Plasma Procedures are highly effective alternatives.
Patients who suffer from elbow pain benefit from Regenexx Procedures, per several recent studies. Our platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapies, in particular, have been shown to improve elbow ligament and tendon issues better than most surgical procedures. Surgery would be a last-resort option for any conditions save the most extreme elbow injuries.
The following list represents the most common elbow conditions that can be treated with Regenexx Procedures. If your condition is not listed below, contact us or fill out the Regenexx Candidate Form with any concerns or questions regarding your viability as a patient.
- Nerve Entrapment (Ulnar Nerve)
- Lateral Epicondylitis – Also known as Tennis Elbow
- Medial Epicondylitis – Also known as Golfer’s Elbow
Safety Data about the Regenexx Stem Cell Procedure
The facts on this infographic relate to our safety data regarding stem cell procedures. Keep in mind that the majority of elbow conditions can be treated with our platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapies. These are much less involved than our stem cell procedure, as that treatment entails a bone marrow draw, as well as a platelet rich plasma post-injection.
The Safety of the Stem Cell Procedure
Regenexx’s research on orthopedic stem cell safety has been made available for peer-reviewed medical research publications more than that of any other group throughout the world. This infographic is based on a study of 1,591 patients who received 1,949 Regenexx Stem Cell Procedures. We concluded, after analyzing the treatment registry data, that our stem cell procedure is comparable in safety with any typical injection procedure. These results mirror what we experience in our clinics on a daily basis.
Elbow Function Improvement After Regenexx Procedure
Prior to treatment, patients report being limited to an average of 69% of their optimal function. After receiving treatment, they report averages up to 95%. The functional questionnaire represented here is the Functional Rating Index (FRI).
Data updated March 01, 2021.
Elbow Pain Decrease After Regenexx Procedure
Prior to receiving treatment, patients report average pain of 4.3/10. One month after treatment, pain levels decrease to an average of 2.8/10, a decrease of 35%. The questionnaire used is the Numeric Pain Scale (NPS).
Data updated March 01, 2021.
Overall Elbow Improvement After Regenexx Procedure
Patients feel their joints are, on average, already 38% better after only 1-month, and continue to improve from there. The questionnaire used is the Single Assessment Numeric Evaluation (SANE).
Data updated March 01, 2021.
Regenexx® Procedures provide non-surgical treatment options for those suffering from pain related to osteoarthritis, joint injuries, spine pain, overuse conditions, and common sports injuries. These medical procedures are only performed by highly skilled doctors and are used to help reduce pain and improve function. Regenexx procedures have helped thousands of patients improve their quality of life, return to the activities they enjoy, and avoid the need for surgery or joint replacement*.
Regenexx Physicians represent a very selective, highly skilled, interventional orthobiologics network that is 100% focused on orthopedic conditions. All Regenexx physicians are musculoskeletal experts with extensive training and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, as well as complex, image-guided injections of your body's own healing agents to treat orthopedic issues. Regenexx patient outcomes are tracked in a registry and with that information, we provide transparent outcome data (below) for those who may be considering this treatment option.
SINCE PIONEERING ORTHOPEDIC NON-SURGICAL TREATMENTS IN 2005, REGENEXX HAS PERFORMED MORE THAN 123,550 OF THESE PROCEDURES, WHICH ARE THE MOST ADVANCED OF THEIR KIND WORLDWIDE.
APPROXIMATELY 44% OF THE WORLD’S PUBLISHED KNOWLEDGE OF ORTHOPEDIC STEM CELL RESEARCH IS BASED ON REGENEXX PROCEDURES. THIS PERCENTAGE RELATES TO THE TOTAL NUMBER OF PATIENTS WHO WERE TREATED WITH BONE MARROW STEM CELLS AND WHOSE RESULTS WERE PUBLISHED AS OF 1/1/2019.
Why Regenexx Procedures Are Effective
Bone Marrow Concentrate
Regenexx-SD is bone marrow concentrate that contains stem cells, which exist inside all of us in various tissues, ready to repair damage when it happens. As we get older or suffer serious injuries, our bodies may not be able to recruit enough of these cells to the site to repair the damaged area completely. The Regenexx-SD Procedure helps remedy this issue by extracting bone marrow from an area of the back of the hip that has a dense population of these important cells and then concentrating those cells prior to injecting them into the injured area using advanced imaging guidance. The aims of the procedure are to reduce pain and improve function by promoting the body's own ability to repair itself naturally. This patented bone marrow concentrate protocol can treat a wide range of orthopedic conditions. Your Regenexx doctor will evaluate your condition and your imaging to conclude whether a bone marrow concentrate or platelet-based treatment is the best option for your orthopedic condition.
Blood Platelet Treatments
Super Concentrated Platelet Rich Plasma and Advanced Platelet Lysate Procedures
Regenexx offers two platelet injection procedures – Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Platelet Lysate Treatments – that enhance your body’s natural healing process by adding healing growth components from your own blood to your injured areas. PRP, in particular, is effective in repairing muscle, ligament, tendon, and joint injuries. The platelet injection treatments work with your stem cells, encouraging and supporting their efforts to heal damaged tissues, especially those related to spine conditions, arthritis and soft tissue injuries. Our advanced platelet procedures are superior to the ones provided at most regenerative medicine clinics because our machines yield purer and more concentrated platelet samples.