Elbow

Is there a better option than elbow surgery?

Regenexx provides breakthrough, non-surgical treatments that use your body's own healing agents to treat and repair injuries including elbow osteoarthritis, golfer's elbow, tennis elbow, UCL tears, and other degenerative problems related to the elbow.

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Your Alternative to Elbow Surgery

Have you been told that steroid injections or invasive surgery are your only options to treat your elbow pain? Interventional orthopedics provides a non-surgical alternative that uses your own cells to repair the damage.

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.

At Regenexx we invented a new approach to orthopedic care we call Interventional Orthopedics. This approach involves the use of image guidance (flouroscopy and ultrasound) to precisely place high-dose stem cells or platelets from your body directly where they are needed in a specific joint structure. These cells then work in the site of your injury to grow into new, healthy tissue, a process that will only occur if the cells have been placed exactly where they need to go in order to achieve positive outcomes for the patient. This precise approach to orthopedic care can’t be replicated by a surgeon or nurse in a chiropractor’s office. Interventional Orthopedics requires thousands of hours of training following a standardized protocol process to become a licensed Regenexx physician.

If you're experiencing elbow pain, Regenexx procedures are likely an excellent treatment option. The innovative Regenexx procedures restore elbow function and decrease pain without the need for surgery by regenerating damaged tissue. During these outpatient procedures, our expert physicians use precise image guidance to inject custom concentrations of your body's natural healing mechanisms into the exact areas of damage to tighten and stabilize your elbow joint for better function and mobility. 

This page contains an extensive library of educational resources on elbow conditions and our patented elbow procedures created by Regenexx and our founder, Chris Centeno, M.D.. We encourage you to research your options.

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John Pitts, M.D.
For elbow injections we use ultrasound guidance.

John Pitts, M.D., Regenexx Physician

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Chris Centeno, M.D.
"I've been doing orthopedic stem cell work longer than any other physician in the United States. I invented much of this field."

Chris Centeno, M.D., Regenexx Founder

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Regenexx Patients
"It gave me my life back. I'm able to do everything, just the way I was before."

Regenexx Patients

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Chris Centeno, M.D.
"We were the inventors of orthopedic stem cells in the United States."

Chris Centeno, M.D., Regenexx Founder

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Regenexx Results

Since 2005 we have conducted research, accumulated patient results data, and obtained direct feedback from our patients with one purpose in mind, to help you make an informed, confident decision about the treatment of your condition.

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Regenexx has performed more than 69,000 procedures worldwide. Regenexx keeps records of Regenexx procedures performed by physicians in our network in our outcomes database.

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Regenexx has extensive research to support the safety of our procedures. Our study is the largest in the world on the safety of stem cell treatments.

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Watch videos about Regenexx procedures, patient results, and our approach to treating elbow injuries non-surgically.

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