Benefits of Using PRP Therapy to Treat Tennis Elbow
PRP Therapy offers numerous benefits for treating tennis elbow, especially for tennis players and other athletes who want to speed up the recovery process and quickly return to their sport following injury. Unlike medications, steroid injections, and surgery, PRP Therapy can stimulate damaged cells throughout the body to heal and regrow. Once injected, the growth factors in the PRP concentrate cause stem cells to proliferate in the affected area, and it is in fact these stem cells that are responsible for repairing damaged tissue and building new tissue in the elbow.
PRP injections are administered right here in our office at ReGenMed, and the entire procedure takes less than a couple of hours from start to finish. We draw a few small vials of blood from the patient, much like a routine blood sample, and place those vials in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the blood and create the PRP concentrate we use for the injections. Dr. Jethani then carefully injects the concentrate into the affected areas of the elbow to initiate healing. Most patients resume their daily activities the same day or within a few days of treatment.
PRP Therapy is an autologous treatment, meaning that the platelets that are injected into the damaged area are derived from the patient’s own blood, so there is zero risk of complications and adverse side effects. Therefore the number of injections patients can receive are technically limitless, but a single injection has proven sufficient in most cases.
If you suffer from tennis elbow and chronic, persistent elbow pain that hasn’t improved over the course of six to twelve months, PRP injections may be able to restore strength, stability, and function to your elbow without surgery and other aggressive forms of treatment. Call ReGenMed today to schedule a one-to-one consultation with Dr. Jethani, and discover if this evidence-based treatment alternative is right for you.