Tennis Elbow is an injury caused by the inflammation of the muscle attached to the elbow’s lateral side, with the pain spreading to the forearm and the hand. The patient will have trouble in performing grasping or gripping actions and also an onset of weakness.
Non-surgical treatment has had success in 80% to 90% of patients suffering from Tennis Elbow. The different non-surgical treatment options are:
The doctors will recommend surgical treatments when the symptoms are persistent. Some of the surgical options used for treating Tennis Elbow are:
This is a minimal invasive surgical procedure performed to diagnose and also treat injuries to the elbow joint like Tennis Elbow.
The procedure involves the doctor in creating couple of incisions and inserting the tiny camera called the Arthroscope, which will act as a visual aid for the doctors in performing the procedure. Arthroscopic tennis elbow treatment involves debridement of Extensor Carpiradialis Brevis (ECRB) tendon from inside the joint capsule. Unlike the open procedure where complete extensor origin is detached .
Stem Cell Treatment
This is an alternative treatment method compared to the traditional approaches. This treatment option makes use of stem cells, which have the following distinct properties:
These properties have proved advantageous since these stem cells when placed near damaged ECRB tendon . The procedure is normally a same-day procedure, where the stem cells are harvested and then reinjected.
The doctors will take the stem cell sample usually from the bone marrow or venous blood through a needle. This sample is processed in the laboratory and then re-injected along to the damaged area. This procedure is usually done using advanced imaging guidance techniques like Real Time Fluoroscopy or Muscoskeletal Ultrasound. The patient usually recovers quickly.