Regenexx® Stem Cell Procedures for Shoulder Arthritis, Rotator Cuff Tears & Other Shoulder Conditions.
The Regenexx® family of non-surgical stem-cell & blood platelet procedures are next generation regenerative injection treatments for those who are suffering from shoulder pain due to arthritis, rotator cuff and shoulder labrum tears, overuse injuries, and other degenerative conditions. Regenexx is also a viable alternative for those considering shoulder replacement surgery.
If you have encountered a rotator cuff tear, or experience pain related to shoulder arthritis, tendonitis, tendenosis, or bursitis, you may be a good candidate for a Regenexx Procedure. Shoulder surgery is particularly difficult due to the complexity of the joint. Post surgical recovery can be painful, requiring a lengthy rehab period to restore strength and mobility to the shoulder. As an alternative to shoulder surgery, Regenexx Procedures may help alleviate shoulder pain and restore joint damage with a non-invasive injection procedure. Patients typically experience little or no down time from the procedure.
Commonly Treated Shoulder Conditions
This is not a complete list, so please contact us or complete the Regenexx Candidate Form if you have questions about whether you or your condition can be treated with these non-surgical procedures.
- Rotator cuff tears
- Arthritis of the shoulder joint
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- Labral tears or degeneration
- Rotator cuff tendonitis & tendonosis
- AC Joint Separation
- Recurrent shoulder dislocations
Your Alternative to Shoulder Surgery
The Regenexx Procedure for Rotator Cuff Tears is a patented same-day stem cell procedure. Through years of research and perfecting the use of stem cells and platelets to repair rotator cuff tears, Regenexx improves the rotator cuff’s regenerative potential, rather than further damaging an area that has given way because of tissue weakness.
Video Overview – The Regenexx Procedure for Shoulder and Rotator Cuff
Using a precise, image-guided injection of your own stem cells and growth factors, we are able to get more of the body’s natural “repairmen” directly into the tear. By mobilizing your body’s own healing mechanisms and eliminating the trauma of surgery and atrophy caused by immobilization, Regenexx has produced good results in the treatment of partial rotator cuff tears and has even shown encouraging success with completely retracted tears.
How Stem Cell Therapy & Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections Work
Stem Cell Treatments
Elbow pain can prevent you from working, taking care of your family, or exercising to maintain good health. Pain and dysfunction of your elbow may be the result of injuries, overuse, or arthritis. Treatment for elbow problems was once limited to ice and rest, pain medications, physical therapy, and steroid injections; surgery was done in severe cases. Fortunately, advances in medical technology have improved treatments for elbow injuries, overuse, and arthritis. Stem cell therapy is perhaps the most innovative new treatments for elbow problems.
Stem cells are a special type of cells that can “differentiate,” or turn into other types of body cells. There are thousands of stem cells already present in your body; when you hurt bone or tissue in your elbow, nearby stem cells rush to the scene to create replacement tissue. The problem is that there isn’t always enough stem cells in the area to do the job well. What’s worse is that we lose stem cells as we age. Stem cell therapy for elbow problems involve taking out some of your stem cells, concentrating them and injecting them into your elbow, where they go to work repairing damaged tissue.
The elbow is a complex joint, consisting of three bones, muscles, tendons that connect the muscles to the bones, and ligaments that protect and hold the ends of the bones together. Elbow conditions affect these anatomical structures of the elbow to cause pain and dysfunction.
Blood Platelet Treatments
Chicago Arthritis and Regenerative Medicine uses the power of platelets or what’s known as PRP injections to heal elbow pain and dysfunction. Platelets clot blood to stop bleeding, of course, but they also contain growth factors that speed healing and stimulate stem cell activities. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection procedures involve gathering platelets from your blood, concentrating them in plasma (the watery portion of blood), and injecting the platelet-rich plasma directly into your elbow. PRP injection for elbow issues is fast, safe and effective. Patients swear by PRP for tennis elbow and other conditions.
PRP injections are regenerative treatments, which mean they boost the body’s own natural healing power. Our procedures provide the body with the stem cells and platelets it needs to heal a variety of elbow conditions.
Common elbow conditions include:
Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis) – an overuse injury resulting from repetitive hand motion, such as swinging a golf club, using a hammer, or throwing a baseball; affects the tendons on the inside of the elbow
Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) – an overuse injury often experienced by those who play racquet sports, cooks, painters, carpenters and more
Osteoarthritis – a type of arthritis resulting from an elbow injury or wear and tear; the condition wears down and damages connective tissue in the elbow
Injuries – sprains and strains to the elbow joint can cause pain, joint instability, swelling, decreased range of motion
The Regenexx Difference
As the most advanced orthopedic stem cell protocol in the world, Regenexx is 100% focused on orthopedic conditions & producing the best possible outcomes.
How You Can Avoid Invasive Shoulder Surgery
Written by regenerative medicine expert, Chris Centeno, M.D., Shoulder 2.0 delves deep into the workings and complexity of the shoulder. He shares the details of how the world of shoulder surgery will be upended by a new medical specialty called Interventional Orthopedics. This book focuses on each part of the shoulder, complex as it is interconnected to the whole, and on the shift of surgical salvage to the interventional orthopedic approach of shoulder repair.
Using the Regenexx SANS approach, Shoulder 2.0 walks you through a series of tests you can do on your own to better understand where your body is struggling to maintain proper alignment and stability, explaining the possible reasons and long term implications along the way. Shoulder 2.0 explores how Regenexx is further advancing the field of Interventional Orthopedics they helped to invent, where the uses of regenerative orthobiologics such as bone marrow concentrate source of stem cells and platelet rich plasma are used to help the body repair and strengthen damaged tissues, opposed to invasive surgeries that often remove important tissues of the shoulder.