Regenerative Medicine Treatment for Tennis Elbow

Unlike other treatments used to relieve orthopedic pain, biologic preparations are regenerative and naturally rich in multiple anti-inflammatory healing factors. These injections contain high levels of growth factors that stimulate tissue healing, extracellular matrix proteins that bind cells together, and a unique form of hyaluronic acid, a substance that acts as a lubricant.

This groundbreaking treatment is administered in the office by Dr. Sforzo, Dr. Dillingham, Dr. Stewart, or Dr. Meinhardt and does not require painful extraction of your fat or bone marrow. If you have been suffering from osteoarthritis pain, discomfort from sports injuries, or other orthopedic conditions, this may be a great time to make a new treatment choice. Biologic cellular product treatments may free you from relying on oral medicines, steroid injections, and viscosupplementation, but most importantly, you may be able to delay or entirely avoid further treatment or surgery.

Why Choose Regenerative Medicine?

Orthopedic injury and degenerative disorders are common conditions that millions of patients face. Whether your orthopedic condition needs surgery, minimally invasive repair, or regenerative medicine, choosing an orthopedic surgeon should not be something that is taken lightly. Ensuring the physician you select has the credentials and experience necessary is essential, and when it comes to healing your body, improving range-of-motion, functionality, and comfort level, finding the best orthopedic surgeon is critical.

Making Sure the Physician is Well trained is Imperative

You have a choice when deciding on an orthopedic surgeon. It’s essential for patients to do their research, look at real reviews and patient testimonials, and most importantly, to go with a physician or group that has the experience level and training necessary to improve their condition, restore their joints, and get them back to living the life they deserve.

Regenerative Medicine Therapy for Tennis Elbows

Conservative treatment for tennis elbow includes anti-inflammatory medications, rest, immobilization of the elbow, and physical therapy. Often, tendonitis requires surgery; however, regenerative medicine is a powerful component and can alleviate the need for surgery and other treatment methods.  

How Does Biologic Therapy Work?

The procedure is performed in-office, the biologic serum is injected into the affected area via ultrasound-guided technology so that the physician maintains complete and precise control of where they are distributed.  The regenerative effects can last for several years.

The injections are done in 1- 3 increments, 2 weeks apart.

Regenerative Medicine can be used in most areas of the body and these are the following are common conditions that it is beneficial for treating the elbow:

  1. Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
  2. Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis)
  3. Partial tear of the distal biceps or triceps tendons
  4. Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injury
  5. Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  6. Bursitis
  7. Tendon healing

Board certification and fellowshipped-trained doctors are the elite in the orthopedic industry. Their training, skills, and experience are superior, and it is a critical factor to consider when choosing an orthopedic surgeon. 

Sforzo | Dillingham | Stewart Orthopedics + Sports Medicine are everything healthcare should be, and along with their elite expertise, they put their patient’s needs first above all else.

To find out if regenerative medicine can help you, please contact Sforzo | Dillingham | Stewart Orthopedics + Sports Medicine today.


Does biologic therapy work for tendonitis?

Biologic therapy can work for numerous orthopedic conditions, including tennis elbow. Choosing a qualified physician and one that understands this powerful treatment is imperative.

What injuries can biologic therapy cure?

Regenerative Medicine can improve and heal issues with bone, joints, and soft tissue, throughout the body.

How long does it take for biologic therapy to heal a tendon?

Tendons can quickly develop scar tissue when injured. Depending on the delay of treatment can depend on the total healing time; however, most tendons will begin to heal within a few short weeks.  The total treatment time is a few months to solidify the healing process and alleviate reinjury.

Focusing On You

As healthcare is ever changing, Sforzo | Dillingham | Stewart Orthopedics + Sports Medicine, is doing things differently…

  • Christopher R. Sforzo, M.D. is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and fellowship trained in hand and upper extremity surgery. He provides expert care in the treatment of problems involving the shoulder, arm, elbow, forearm, wrist and hand. He performs many procedures using minimally invasive techniques includi
  • Christopher L. Dillingham, M.D. is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and fellowship trained in hand, shoulder, and arm surgery. He specializes in the treatment of problems with rotator cuff disorders, carpal tunnel syndrome and nerve injury, joint replacement, arthritis surgery, fracture repair, foot and ankle
  • Charles E. Stewart M.D. is a board certified, Johns Hopkins fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in adult complex reconstruction of the lower extremity. His specialties include, lower extremity sports injuries, meniscal injuries, partial knee replacement, total hip and knee arthroplasty (replacement), as
  • Philip A. Meinhardt, M.D. is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and fellowship trained spine surgeon. He specializes in adult spinal surgeries including reconstruction of spinal deformities, minimally invasive/microscopic spinal procedures, decompression, spinal instrumentation, fusion procedures and microscopic cer



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