Stem Cell Therapy for Elbows at RMI

If you suffer from chronic or acute elbow pain due to arthritis, bursitis, tennis elbow, ulnar collateral ligament damage, then you may benefit from physical therapy, traditional orthopedic care, non-surgical stem cell injections or even stem cell-enhanced surgery.


Can stem cells heal elbows?

Bone marrow injection: A novel treatment for tennis elbow

A study published in the Jul-Dec 2014 edition of the Journal of Natural Science, Biology and Medicine followed 30 tennis elbow patients for 12 weeks. It concluded that a single shot of bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) let to significant improvement.

CONCLUSION: Treatment of tennis elbow patients with single injection of BMA showed a significant improvement in short to medium term follow-up. In the future, such growth factors and/or stem cells based injection therapy can be developed as an alternative conservative treatment for patients of tennis elbow, especially who have failed non-operative treatment before surgical intervention is taken.

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What makes stem cell therapy at RMI different?

  • Precision Fluoroscopic C-Arm Guidance for bone marrow harvesting with C-Arm and/or ultrasound guidance for treatment injections
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  • Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) with Vertical Axis Centrifuge
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  • Amniotic Tissue Product Developed By Dr. Riordan
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At RMI, we augment BMAC with a pliable tissue allograft (transplant) developed by Dr. Riordan. It is derived from human placental amnion, which functions as a biologic structural matrix to facilitate and enhance tissue healing and repair. It contains 108 different growth factors including more than 10 times the amount of WNT-4 and 60 times the amount of prostaglandin as competing products.

Prostaglandin inhibits inflammation, which occurs after injury and marks the beginning of the healing process. The faster we can tame this inflammation, the sooner the body can move on to the next phase of healing, regeneration.

WNT4 is arguably the single most important molecule required for wound healing.

For more information about BMAC and amniotic tissue products at the Riordan Medical Institute Click Here.

Common elbow conditions treated at Riordan Medical Institute (RMI):

Below are common elbow conditions we treat at RMI. If your condition is not listed, please contact us to see if you are a candidate.

  • Arthritis
  • Bone fractures
  • Bursitis
  • Ligament strains and tears
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) damage


*Amniotic tissue is donated after normal, healthy births. Once it has been fully tested for infectious diseases, sterility and a few other things, the tissue is processed by using proprietary methods developed by Neil Riordan, PhD.