Tennis Elbow Responds To Stem Cell Therapy and PRP
Tennis elbow may be a source of continued pain and even loss of sports participation for some athletes. When tennis elbows symptoms fail to respond to conservative measures, Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) may be considered for the treatment of these recalcitrant situations. Tennis elbow may result as chronic scarring or tendinosis. Tendinosis may mistakenly be referred to as tendinitis. This is a misnomer as there is no actual inflammation. Partial tears of the wrist extensor tendons may be part of the chronic problem as well. When a tennis player was found to have a partial tear of his wrist extensor tendons he elected to have Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) performed instead of elbow surgery. The procedure is simple compared to surgery and there are no excessive restrictions on the area as there would be with surgery. This patient noted a reduction in pain within the first week. Tennis play was restricted for 2 months with a gradual increase in the types of activities allowed until full tennis play was resumed. Eventually, full tennis play was resumed without pain.
This patient viewed his results as a success from many levels, however, return to sports participation is generally an athlete’s greatest success.
About Dennis M. Lox, M.D.
Whether you are a professional athlete, weekend warrior, or have arthritis from aging, Dr. Lox can help.
Dennis M. Lox, M.D. is an internationally renown Sports and Regenerative Medicine specialist. Dr. Lox incorporates Regenerative Medicine techniques such as cell science applications, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), and Tissue Engineering aspects, to help patients from around the world with a vast array of problems. Dr. Lox is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Lox lectures extensively and has edited two PM&R textbooks, the prestigious A State of the Art Review (Star) on Low Back Pain, and Soft Tissue Injuries: Diagnosis and Treatment.
Dennis M. Lox, M.D. maintains an active practice in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, and in Beverly Hills, California.