As in many other parts of the skeletal system osteoarthritis is a process that can happen in your elbows even if you are not a major league baseball player. Occurs when cartilage surface is damaged or worn out. This process can be a degenerative disease or secondary to an elbow dislocation or fracture. It is not as common as in weight-bearing joints but when it happens can still be cause or disability limit patient's daily activities pain, swelling and motion problems. This process involves cartilage break down, bony changes, ligament and tendon deterioration and various degrees of inflammation.
The main risk factor for this condition is elbow injury. It is important that when this occurs, to identify it and get treatment. Sport players, heavy workers should always use proper technique and conditioning.
Stem cells have the ability to reduce inflammation and regrow cartilage. By attaching to the injured area, they can reduce local inflammation and pain, while also promoting and secreting factors that contribute to the healing properties of the body and though this process clinically reduce pain and increase mobility.