Tennis Elbow and Stem Cells

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Tennis elbow is a condition that can be caused by repetitive stress to the elbow joint. This can lead to the development of tiny tears in the tendons that attach the forearm muscles to the bony growth on the outside of the elbow. The condition can be very painful and make it difficult to grip objects or even to extend the arm fully. There are treatments available that can help to relieve the symptoms of tennis elbow, but in some cases the condition can become chronic and require surgery to repair the damaged tendons. However, there is new research that suggests that stem cells may be a promising new treatment for tennis elbow. Stem cells are a type of cell that can differentiate into other types of cells, including those found in tendons. This means that they have the potential to repair the damaged tissue in the elbow. In one study, stem cells were injected into the elbow joint of rats with tennis elbow. The rats were then monitored for eight weeks. At the end of the study, it was found that the rats that had received the stem cell injections had significantly less damage to their tendons than the rats that did not receive the injections. The researchers also found that the stem cells had integrated into the tendons and were producing new collagen. This is a promising finding, as it suggests that stem cells could potentially be used to treat humans with tennis elbow. However, more research is needed to confirm these findings and to determine the best way to deliver the stem cells to the elbow joint.

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The information below is the recommended stem cell therapy protocol for this condition 

Route of AdministrationDoseTime (Days)Total Cells
IV50,000,0003150,000,000
Myers cocktail/NAD50,000,0001N/A
Intra-articular50,000,000150,000,000
Common Extebnsor Tendon50,000,000150,000,000
Total250,000,000