Stem Cell and PRP Elbow Injections
The elbow, wrist and hands, like the knee, are critical to movement and suffer from wear and tear. For those with an active lifestyle, the degradation can be accelerated leading to limited and painful motion.
Our experience at the Albano Clinic in treating professional athletes has shown us remarkable results in treating common elbow issues like tennis or golfers elbow as well as arthritis and conditions caused by an active lifestyle’s over use. Here at the Albano Clinic we employ a complete regimen of improving wellness and fitness, reducing weight, providing physical therapy and customized and targeted application of elbow injections or Biologics—Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) and Stem Cell Treatments. Our successes this approach have demonstrated that, only in a very few cases, is surgery necessary.
Elbow Injections can help the following conditions:
- Lateral Epicondylitis – Also known as Tennis Elbow
- Medial Epicondylitis – Also known as Golfer’s Elbow
- Nerve entrapment (ulnar nerve)
Utah's first medical doctor specializing in Stem Cell Therapy for Elbow Injuries, since 2007.
For years, the medical establishment has put an emphasis on reducing inflammation and employed liberal use of anti-inflammatory drugs, typically NSAID drugs like ibuprofen and naproxen and or steroids. We now know that inhibiting or slowing your body’s natural inflammatory response slows healing by preventing naturally occurring repair cells from reaching your injury. Our targeted Biologic treatments are designed to provoke an inflammatory response while increasing the number of healing cells in the injured area.
Platelet Rich Plasma Treatments
Used in maxillofacial and plastic surgery since the early 1980s, the technique has been developed recently to aid in the treatment of professional athletes, recovering from injuries. We draw your own blood and concentrate the platelets to 4 to 5 times beyond normal and, using ultrasound to guide us, inject them precisely into injured areas. The treatment also activates stem cells in the injured area calling them into action. The procedure can be used in combination with stem cell treatments or alone.
Stem Cell Treatments
Adult stem cells are cells from your own body that are essentially “un-programmed” meaning that they can turn into other cell types (differentiate). They are naturally occurring cells that are can renew themselves and turn into other cells (differentiate). They are inside your body and are an essential component of the healing process. We know areas of the body where more stem cells occur, bone marrow for example. We are able to harvest these cells from your own tissues in high concentration and direct them with exact precision to the injured area.