Elbow Surgery Alternatives
Dr. Patel offers a wide variety of advanced cell therapy & platelet rich plasma (PRP) procedures in Los Angeles and Orange County, California. These non-surgical cell treatments are proven to help people suffering from elbow pain due to common injuries like tennis or golf elbow, or who are experiencing degenerative conditions, such as osteoarthritis. Traditionally patients who are dealing with these conditions have been told they need to undergo arthroscopic elbow surgery or complete tendon repair. Surgery comes with the potential risks of complications including prolonged recovery and can affect a patient’s long-term health. Our minimally invasive surgery alternatives include same-day procedures that may help alleviate elbow pain and the conditions that cause it with a simple office injection procedure.
Elbow surgery comes with many serious risks and complications but is often considered to be a straightforward and accepted approach to treatment for those suffering from significant arthritis or injury in this joint. Before you decide to undergo elbow surgery, we encourage you to seek a second opinion and learn about the best non-surgical treatment options available for your condition.
Tennis Elbow, also known as lateral epicondylosis, is one of the most common elbow injuries. This is often an overuse injury to the extensor tendons of the forearm. This condition often does very well with targeted physical therapy exercises. If symptoms continue, the good news is that there are Level 1 randomized controlled trials that support the use of PRP for the treatment of Tennis Elbow.
Golfers Elbow, also known as Medial epicondylosis, refers to chronic tendon pain and dysfunction stemming from the flexor tendon, a tendon which originates from the medial or inside aspect of the elbow. Golfer’s Elbow can also do very well with physical therapy and orthobiologic treatments.
There are other tendons that attach muscle (such as the biceps and triceps) to the elbow bones. Injury or overuse of these tendons can cause intense pain in the elbow joint. This discomfort can lead sufferers to seek an often unnecessary surgical solution.
Irritation of the ulnar nerve can take place in the groove on the inside of the elbow called the Cubital Tunnel. This can cause numbness, tingling, and discomfort on the inside of the forearm all the way to the pinky finger.
Radial Neuritis is the irritation of the radial nerve that can cause pain, numbness, and weakness in the back of the wrists, hands, and fingers.
Elbow pain can also originate from irritated nerves in the neck. This can cause pain to feel like it is coming from the elbow joint and cause people to get inappropriate surgery of the elbow.
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Dr. Shounuck Patel is committed to helping patients live pain free. The team at The Patel Center for Functional Regeneration are dedicated to providing our patients with exceptional patient care empowering them to have the most thorough, educated 2nd opinion in regards to their condition and treatment options.
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"Dr. Patel and all of his staff will definitely ease your pain and worries. Having Spinal Stenosis, knee problems as well as ankle problems they have made my life so much better. My last treatment was 2 years and 3 months ago. I just did a second treatment this week. Before that I was getting spinal epidurals every 3 months and living on ibuprofen and pain prescriptions. I haven't had that anymore. It's been 2 years and 3 months. He offers so much care and spends all the time in the world with you."
"My meniscus was disintegrating. After my platelet treatment, is now whole. It is a constant source of wonder to me that sidewalk curbs which used to seem like climbing Mount Everest are no longer a challenge. Seven months out, I’m still experiencing small improvements in mobility that I didn’t even realize I had lost. An altogether life-affirming experience."
"I am extremely thankful for everything Dr. Patel and his staff have done for my husband. Dr. Patel was very thorough during the evaluation and answered all of our questions very carefully. During my husband’s Spine PRP procedure, everyone made him feel very comfortable and everything went very smooth. My husband is now doing great. Thank you so much for everything!"
"I owe Dr. Patel my life. When I came to him I was in level 10 pain constantly, and had been bed ridden for several months. After 3 PRP treatments I am now a fully functioning human with zero pain throughout most of each day! I can even go back to activities like working out, dancing, and aerial arts! The diet and supplements he put me on even got rid of my migraines - something I've seen specialists for since I was 12!!! This man is brilliant, kind, funny, and extremely patient. He will sit with you and answer every little question you have and geek out with you on the science behind it. I literally trust him with my life."
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