STEM CELL Treatment for Shoulder Pain

Rotator Cuff Tear/Tendinosis

Rotator cuff tears (mostly seen in patients greater than 40 years of age) occurs primarily in the supraspinatus tendon.

Rotator cuff tears (mostly seen in patients greater than 40 years of age) occurs primarily in the supraspinatus tendon.

The rotator cuff is composed of four muscles – supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis, and teres minor. These muscles form a cover around the head of the humerus and their function is to rotate the arm and stabilize the humeral head against the glenoid. Over 40,000 rotator cuff surgeries take place yearly. Frequently, this does not restore strength, range of motion or prevent against re-tearing of the rotator cuff.

Your shoulder is involved in small and large movements throughout the day. Shoulder injuries can result from many possible ways, such as over exertion, repetitive motion, and trauma

If untreated, pain can persist and decrease range of motion in the shoulder can occur.

Rotator cuff tears (mostly seen in patients greater than 40 years of age) occurs primarily in the supraspinatus tendon. The tendon gets weakened as a result of many factors including:

  1. Injury.
  2. Age.
  3. Poor blood supply to the tendon.
  4. Subacromial impingement.
Is STEM CELL Therapy Right for You?

You may be a candidate for STEM CELL Therapy. Call (210) 293-3136 today to schedule your medical evaluation. Courteous Patient Advocates are standing by to answer your questions.

SYMPTOMS of ROTATOR CUFF DISEASE

  1. Recurrent shoulder pain for several months.
  2. Night pain.
  3. Difficulty sleeping on the affected side.
  4. Weakness in the shoulder.
  5. A clicking or catching of the shoulder when lifting the arm overhead.

TREATMENT for ROTATOR CUFF TEARS (OPTIONS)

  1. NSAID’s (non-steroidal)/muscle relaxants.
  2. Physical therapy with strengthening.
  3. Stretching of the shoulder.
  4. Avoiding overhead lifting.
  5. Shoulder steroid injections.

Complete shoulder tears require surgery.

Conditions PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP) can help

What to expect after PRP Therapy

THE STEM CELL ORTHOPEDIC INSTITUTE OF TEXAS offers STEM CELL/PRP injections into specific shoulder sites guided under Ultrasound. These shoulder problems include:

  1. Rotator cuff tears.
  2. Tendonitis of the rotator cuff.
  3. Labral tears.
  4. Potential shoulder replacements.

 

You may be a candidate for STEM CELL procedures if you have shoulder arthritis, tendonitis or bursitis of the shoulder. This would be an alternative to surgery which can have a lengthy rehabilitation to restore range of motion and strength and can be quite painful.

 

A simple in and out office visit for a STEM CELL injection without down time may help your pain needs and be an alternative to shoulder surgery.

 

 

THE STEM CELL ORTHOPEDIC INSTITUTE OF TEXAS can specifically target your rotator cuff tear with your STEM CELLS and PLATELETS. This injection is specifically done under Ultrasound. This can jump start your healing process, decrease your pain and strengthen your injured tendon without cutting the tendon and stitching it back together.

STEM CELL injection data for shoulders with either labral tears, partial to full thickness rotator cuff tears, AC joint arthritis – -has shown very good results for pain and function and with rotator cuff tears having the best results.

Read more on the need for Ultrasound when receiving PRP Therapy

 

RESEARCH of the Shoulder injected with adult STEM CELLS

MSC’s IN SHOULDER PATHOLOGY- Centeno et al

I. STEM CELL injection for shoulder pathology

  1. N = 107 patients
  2. Age is 56.6
  3. BMI is 25.8

A. Percent of patients > than 25% improvement in pain

1 month            3 months          6 months          12 months        24 months
48%                 60%                 82%                  70%                80%

 

B. Mean improvement of all patients in pain

1 month            3 months          6 months          12 months        24 months
28%                 37%                 55%                  70%                 68%

Is STEM CELL Therapy Right for You? Call (210) 293-3136 today to schedule your medical evaluation. Patient Advocates are standing by.

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