If you suffer from chronic or acute elbow pain due to arthritis, bursitis, tennis elbow, ulnar collateral ligament damage, then you may benefit from physical therapy, traditional orthopedic care, non-surgical stem cell injections or even stem cell-enhanced surgery.
Can stem cells heal elbows?
A study published in the Jul-Dec 2014 edition of the Journal of Natural Science, Biology and Medicine followed 30 tennis elbow patients for 12 weeks. It concluded that a single shot of bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) let to significant improvement.
CONCLUSION: Treatment of tennis elbow patients with single injection of BMA showed a significant improvement in short to medium term follow-up. In the future, such growth factors and/or stem cells based injection therapy can be developed as an alternative conservative treatment for patients of tennis elbow, especially who have failed non-operative treatment before surgical intervention is taken.