Elbow Stem Cell Therapy & PRP Treatments

From golf and tennis, to baseball and CrossFit, repetitive overuse, swinging, or throwing motions can cause stress on your elbows.

Although it’s a complex joint structure, designed to withstand strong forces, your elbows are prone to wear-and-tear over time. If you are experiencing weakness in the arm, wrist, or hand, or instability, stiffness, or pain in your elbow, please contact our patient care team to discuss if Regenexx Cayman stem cell or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments are the right choice for you.

Elbow Conditions Treated

We spend 100% of our time treating orthopedic issues. This focus and specialization makes us experts in treating elbow injuries and conditions, including:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golfer’s Elbow
  • Elbow tendinitis
  • Ligament tears
  • Elbow instability
  • Nerve entrapment (ulnar nerve)
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) injury
  • Elbow bursitis
  • And more…

If you’re experiencing elbow pain or weakness, or require elbow treatment alongside other joints, please contact us for more information.

Elbow Treatments

Our physicians use both platelet rich plasma (PRP) and mesenchymal stem cell treatments for elbow injuries and conditions. After reviewing your imaging and medical history, a Regenexx Cayman doctor will advise you on your best course of treatment:

  1. Regenexx-C (Cultured) Stem Cell Treatment
  2. Regenexx-SD (Same Day) Stem Cell Treatment
  3. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment

Real Patients

Real Results

“Any sort of gripping movement would really hurt my elbow. Anything where I had to squeeze or pinch my fingers in toward my thumb and have a good grip would just automatically hurt. I live in Grand Cayman and I went to the local Regenexx office where they did SCP treatment. Since having the treatment, I was able to go to the CrossFit games twice. Now I feel great, like I can do anything you know? Gripping doesn't hurt, I can move my arm all around, and I'm able to do all the movements in CrossFit.” .”– Wanda B., 2014 CROSSFIT GAMES WINNER, LATIN AMERICA, Regenexx-SCP and Regenexx-PLM shoulder patient

Elbow Patient Outcomes

Regenexx maintains an active registry that tracks the post-procedure outcomes of patients. Here are some of the major findings:

  • 6 months post-treatment, patients reported a functional level of 86%. 
  • 12 months post-treatment, patients reported that their pain levels decreased to an average of 1.4 out of 10.
  • 12 months post-treatment, patients reported an overall improvement of 69%.

FAQ

This depends on numerous factors, including the condition of the area treated, and a patient’s general health. There is usually some early pain relief from our treatments, but healing and regeneration of tissues takes time, and it may take up to a year to achieve maximum results. Most patients notice a continuing decrease in pain and increase in function over many months post-procedure.

While pain relief is variable, patients typically see results 6-12 weeks after platelet rich plasma therapy and 3-6 months after stem cell treatment.

Our Regenexx-C (cultured stem cell procedure) outcome data demonstrates that results peak around 1-2 years post-procedure.

Some patients find that one treatment produces the results they were looking for; others may see some improvement, but want additional treatments to further improve their outcome.

Here is Regenexx registry outcome data for elbow patients:

  • 6 months post-treatment, elbow patients reported a functional level of 86%.
  • 12 months post-treatment, elbow patients reported that their pain levels decreased to an average of 1.4 out of 10.
  • 12 months post-treatment, elbow patients reported an overall improvement of 69%.

Regenexx is the trusted alternative to orthopedic surgery, so whether you’ve been recommended for Tommy John Surgery, elbow replacement, a radial head resection, or other elbow surgical procedures, it’s worth exploring all your options. The first step is to have a consultation or phone review to determine if you are a candidate for Regenexx treatment. Not everyone is a candidate, and our physicians will inform you if surgery is your better option.

During your Regenexx Cayman phone review or initial consultation, you will receive a candidacy rating of good, fair, or poor, so you can make a well-informed decision before committing to treatment. It’s our goal to reduce your pain and improve function, helping you to avoid, or delay, surgery for as long as possible.

Can Regenexx Cayman treatment help my elbow?

Regenexx Cayman platelet rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell treatments can help with a range of elbow issues, but before booking any appointments, you will be required to have a phone review to ensure you are a candidate for treatment. During your phone review, the physician will conduct a thorough review of your imaging, medical history, and treatment goals. You will receive a candidacy rating of good, fair, or poor, so you have a clear understanding of your expected outcome from elbow treatment.

After my Regenexx elbow procedure, when can I be active again?

This depends on your specific treatment, and you will be given post-procedure instructions to follow. However, most patients resume normal mobility four days after treatment (with heavy lifting and pulling restrictions), light resistance training, some lifting by week two, and a return to sport and full functional activity after seven weeks. Patients also report a continued improvement in function and decrease in pain many months after their procedure.

Will I need physical therapy after my Regenexx elbow stem cell procedure?

Yes, we typically recommend physical therapy after treatment. You will receive post-procedure instructions and rehab protocols for your elbow, including restricted and permitted activities, therapeutic exercises, rehab progression, and physical therapy recommendations.

Do you have outcome data relating to my specific elbow condition e.g. golfer’s elbow?

We can provide joint-specific outcome data (i.e. all elbow patients), but not condition-specific data. Regenexx maintains an active patient registry of all patients and publicly publishes patient outcomes. Please contact us if you would like to know more.

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