The elbow can be the site of pain generation for a number of reasons. The most common is tennis or golfer’s elbow, but other issues such as UCL injury or arthritis also occur. Common surgical interventions lead to considerable downtime. Treating elbow injuries with steroid injections reduces inflammation in the site of an injury and causes the degeneration of cells at the site of the injection and over time actually leads to significant worsening of the condition. In addition, we have little solid scientific evidence that elbow surgery helps, but we do know it’s invasive and has the potential of infection, tissue damage, pain and nerve injury.

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Tennis & Golf Elbow

People suffering from tennis or golfer’s elbow often have a difficult time opening a door or shaking someone’s hand. Common approaches to treating tennis elbow include destructive steroid injections or invasive elbow surgery that has been shown to be no better than sham surgery for treating symptoms.

During this outpatient procedure, our expert physicians use precise image guidance to inject custom concentrations of your body’s natural healing cells into the exact areas of damage in your elbow to repair damaged tissues and to improve function and mobility. Best of all, your downtime will be a fraction of surgery, with little to no need for opioid pain medications or time off of work. Call our patient care coordinators today to get started on your path to recovery.

Tommy John Surgery (UCL Ligament)

Tommy John Surgery (TJS) is a colloquial name for a surgery to reconstruct the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL), the ligament that holds the elbow together and stabilizes it. Injuries to the UCL are especially common in baseball among pitchers due to the incredible physical strain caused to the arm by pitching. The common treatment for pitchers suffering from tears in their UCL has been the Tommy John Surgery, a procedure that involves drilling holes in the ulna and the humerus and attaching a graft tendon taken from elsewhere in the body. Pitchers can typically begin throwing again after 18 weeks and will miss a full professional season in recovery. A percentage never return to play while some careers are cut short. Regenexx has helped a number of high-level athletes with UCL tears avoid surgery and get back on the field faster.

During this outpatient procedure, our expert physicians use precise image guidance to inject custom concentrations of your body’s natural healing mechanisms into the exact areas of damage in your elbow to repair damaged tissues and to improve function and mobility. Best of all, your downtime will be a fraction of surgery, with little to no need for opioid pain medications or time off of work. Call our patient care coordinators today to get started on your path to recovery.