Elbow pain has many causes and often wear and tear over time can lead to certain types of arthritis, tendinopathy, and stress fractures. At RestorePDX, we see a wide range of patients from athletes who play racquet sports to everyday gardeners who have developed inflammation and pain over time. When stretching, icing, or resting isn’t enough to address the pain, it may be time to seek alternative treatment.
In this video, Dr. Manning walks us through a successful patient outcome involving ultrasound-guided PRP injections into the common extensor tendon of the right elbow. Dr. Manning highlights the importance of image guidance to ensure the medicine is getting to the right tissue. With the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound, we can see the damaged tendon before PRP treatment. At the 3 month follow-up, we see the damaged tendon after PRP with the patient reporting an 80% improvement. After 9 months, the Ultrasound comparison shows a significant improvement to the tendon.
Dr. Terrance Manning II, ND, RMSK is a specialist in interventional orthopedic and orthobiologic medicine with a focus on non-surgical treatment options for joint, tendon, and ligament conditions.