Regenerative Orthopedics

Regenerative Orthopedics Services Offered in Houston, TX

Regenerative orthopedics combines traditional orthopedic care with innovative orthobiologic and regenerative treatments. Alain E. Elbaz, MD, PLLC, in Houston, Texas, specializes in regenerative orthopedics. Dr. Elbaz is a recognized expert in the field of biologic treatments and ortho-biologic agents and believes it’s going to change the landscape of orthopedic surgery. To learn more about regenerative orthopedics and how it can benefit your musculoskeletal condition, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Regenerative Orthopedics Q&A

What is regenerative orthopedics?

Regenerative orthopedics is an innovative treatment that uses cells from your own body to support the healing of conditions and injuries that affect the musculoskeletal system, including your bones, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and joints.

Dr. Elbaz believes that the simplest treatment with the fewest risks is the best treatment for solving medical problems. That’s why he offers biological therapies that use your body’s cells to stimulate the healing of damaged tissue.

With regenerative orthopedics, Dr. Elbaz combines traditional orthopedic treatments with orthobiologic and regenerative therapies, so you get the best outcomes.

Am I a candidate for regenerative orthopedics?

Dr. Elbaz determines if you’re a candidate for regenerative orthopedics after he completes an evaluation. He may consider you a candidate if you have arthritis or an injury involving your muscles, tendons, or ligaments. Some of the conditions Dr. Elbaz treats with regenerative orthopedics include:

  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Shoulder Labrum Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Wrist and Hand Injuries and Arthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Low Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • SI Joint Pain
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Labral Injuries
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Meniscus Tears
  • ACL Tears
  • Jumper's Knee
  • Shin Splints
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Foot and Ankle Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Peripheral Neuropathies

Dr. Elbaz finds regenerative orthopedics especially beneficial when treating sports injuries, helping to speed up the healing process and preventing or delaying surgery.

What treatments are part of regenerative orthopedics?

Dr. Elbaz is an experienced orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine physician who uses the most advanced therapies available. Some of the regenerative orthopedic treatments he offers include:


Orthobiologics is the use of your cells to heal the body and includes platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, Lipogems® adipose/fat therapy, platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) therapy, and bone marrow concentrate.

Dr. Elbaz uses ultrasound-guided imaging when injecting orthobiologics into your damaged tissue.

Vecttor interferential current therapy Vecttor interferential current therapy is a type of electrical stimulation therapy that improves how your body responds to pain and increases circulation to damaged tissue to promote healing.

Dr. Elbaz uses Vecttor interferrential current therapy to treat pain conditions like chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS).

Minimally invasive procedures

When patients need any type of surgery, Dr. Elbaz uses minimally invasive procedures whenever possible, like the Tenex™ FAST procedure for chronic tendonitis or in-office arthroscopy to diagnose conditions that affect the joints.

Regenerative orthopedics aims to heal your body in the safest way possible. For innovative orthopedic care, call Alain E. Elbaz, MD, PLLC, or schedule an appointment online today.

Sports Medicine Services Offered in Houston, TX

Sports medicine is a specialized area of health care that treats and prevents sports and exercise-related injuries and improves fitness and performance. Alain E. Elbaz, MD, PLLC, with two offices in Houston, Texas, specializes in sports medicine. Dr. Elbaz is a board-certified sports medicine physician who uses the most innovative treatments and therapies to heal injuries quickly and safely. Call or schedule a sports medicine appointment online today.

Sports Medicine Q&A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with the treatment and prevention of sports injuries. Sports medicine specialists aim to help athletes and individuals engage in sports and exercise safely and effectively so they can accomplish their training goals.

Dr. Elbaz is a sports medicine specialist. He diagnoses and treats sports injuries and illnesses, focusing on the medical, therapeutic, and functional aspects of exercise, working directly with athletes and individuals to improve their overall performance.

What does sports medicine treat?

Sports medicine treats a wide range of physical conditions, including acute injuries and chronic overuse injuries. Common sports injuries Dr. Elbaz treats include:

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tears
  • Fractures
  • Knee Cartilage Injuries
  • Meniscal Tears
  • Nerve Compression Injuries
  • Patellar Tendonitis
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)

Any injury that happens during physical activity is a sports injury. These injuries may occur from an accident, poor training, improper use of protective equipment, or insufficient stretching and warm-up exercises.

When should I see a sports medicine specialist?

You should schedule an appointment with Dr. Elbaz if you have a severe sports injury or an injury that fails to improve within a few days of at-home care.

Dr. Elbaz is an experienced and skilled sports medicine physician who always uses the simplest, least invasive treatment to help you heal and get back to your active lifestyle quickly and safely.

He performs a thorough examination at your initial visit, asking detailed questions about your injury, usual workout routine, and goals. He examines your injured body part and may request imaging to confirm or rule out a diagnosis.

What are some sports medicine treatments?

Dr. Elbaz customizes sports medicine treatment plans based on the location and severity of the injury and your goals. Initial treatment includes:

  • Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation (Rice)
  • Activity Modification
  • Physical Therapy
  • Anti-inflammatory Medication
  • Cortisone Injections
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
  • Lipogems® Adipose/Fat Therapy

Dr. Elbaz may recommend surgery if you have a serious sports injury like a complex fracture, bone displacement, or soft tissue tear not treatable using conservative methods.

In addition to treating injuries, Dr. Elbaz guides preventing sports injuries, including advice on training, nutrition, and the importance of rest.

For expert sports medicine care, call Alain E. Elbaz, MD, PLLC, or book an appointment online today.