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Non-Surgical Stem Cell and Platelet Procedures for Shoulder or Rotator Cuff Injuries and Arthritis
Regenexx™ Stem Cell and Blood Platelet Procedures offer the most advanced, non-surgical treatments for people suffering from shoulder arthritis, torn rotator cuff, shoulder bursitis, tendonitis and other common injuries. It’s a viable treatment alternative for individuals considering elective shoulder surgery or shoulder replacement surgery.
The shoulder is an incredibly complex joint, making all types of shoulder surgery difficult, with unpredictable outcomes. Shoulder surgery recovery can require months of painful rehabilitation to help rebuild strength and range of motion in the shoulder joint.
Alternatively, the Regenexx procedures may help heal and alleviate shoulder problems with a same-day stem cell or platelet injection procedure. Regenexx patients typically experience little to no down time from the procedure and avoid the wide range of problems that often follow surgery.
Commonly Treated Shoulder Conditions Using Stem Cell or Platelet Procedures
- Rotator cuff tears
- Arthritis of the shoulder joint
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- Labral tears or degeneration
- Rotator cuff tendonitis
- AC Joint Separation
- Recurrent shoulder dislocations
2013 Regenexx Patient Outcome Data for Shoulder and Rotator Cuff
As Regenexx Network Physicians, we’re part of the only stem cell treatment network to publish this type of analysis of patient outcome data. The analysis is made possible thanks to the massive numbers that have been accumulating for years in the Regenexx patient registry.
This patient outcome data is not part of a controlled trial. Every Regenexx Procedure patient becomes part of a registry to track outcomes and any complications. This data is a compilation of patient input to the Regenexx Patient Registry at regular intervals following their Regenexx Procedure.
This outcome information summarizes the 2013 registry data for shoulders treated with the Regenexx-SD (same-day) procedure using the patient’s own stem cells. It was comprised of a mix of patients with rotator cuff tears, arthritis, labral tears, and instability. Rotator cuff tear patients are doing the best in this group.
Shoulder Injuries and the Regenexx-SD (Same-Day) Procedure
Stem Cells are in all of us and they are responsible for healing injured bone, ligaments, tendons and tissues. They are the key component behind the Regenexx Procedures. As we get older or injured, we sometimes cannot get enough of these cells into the area in need. The Regenexx Procedures help solve that problem by precisely delivering a high concentration of stem cells and growth factors into the injured area, aiding your body’s ability to heal naturally. Regenexx patients experience little or no down-time from the procedure and typically avoid the long, painful rehabilitation periods to restore joint strength and mobility following invasive surgeries.
The July 15th 2014 episode of The Doctor’s features a former two time Olympic pairs figure skater medalist, Lloyd Eisler who has had a failed rotator cuff surgery. Lloyd injured his shoulders while spending a lifetime lifting his skating partners and had a surgery several years ago. Now a father and active Hockey player, he reinjured his rotator cuff and was told he needed another surgery. His wife (the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress-Kristy Swanson) knew an actor colleague who used the Regenexx procedure to successfully treat his rotator cuff, so Lloyd chose a non-surgical route this time.
Seattle King TV recently featured Regenexx patient Paul Lyon in this news segment. Lyon chose to undergo a Regenexx-SD procedure, rather than an invasive and traumatic joint replacement surgery. The story looks at his results and includes an interview with Dr. Christopher Centeno, founder of the Regenexx Procedures.
The Regenexx-SD procedure begins when the doctor thoroughly numbs the back of the hip (PSIS) and takes a small bone marrow sample through a needle, as well as a blood draw from a vein in the arm. The marrow is rich in Mesenchymal Stem Cells, which are responsible for healing damaged tissues. The stems cells are isolated from the marrow sample and platelets are isolated from the blood sample. After preparation, these two components will be reinjected directly into the damaged area of the joint using advanced imaging guidance. This ensures the cells are delivered to the exact location of need.
Some patients are apprehensive about the bone marrow aspirate portion of the procedure, but most are surprised to find that they experienced very little pain or discomfort:
“I had some concern about the pain involved in extracting the bone marrow. All of my fears were groundless. All of the procedures were painless. The doctor explained everything he did and I was awake and involved the whole time. The experience was better than expected.” Betty M.
Free E-Book – Orthopedics 2.0
Download the Free E-Book on Regenerative Orthopedics entitled, “Orthopedics 2.0-How Regenerative Medicine will Create the Next Generation of Less Invasive Orthopedics”. Authored by Regenexx founder Dr. Chris Centeno, this book explains the comprehensive Regenexx approach to patients. Download >>