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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