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Sports activities that require repetitive overhead movement like rotation and swinging of the arms can put a lot of strain on the shoulder.

Shoulder pain is common for those involved in sporting activities such as lifting weights, swimming, and pitching and throwing activities.

However, most shoulder injuries are the result of gradual stress on the joint and as well as natural wear and tear that occurs with aging.

Stem cell therapy may provide a better quality of life for patients with shoulder pain or injury who do not respond to standard treatments, want to reduce their dependency on medication, or who are looking for more natural or alternative options to surgery.

Conditions that may respond well to regenerative orthopedic shoulder treatment include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tendinosis

The Benefits of Regenerative Orthopedics

Adult stem cells from a patient’s own bone marrow harness the ability of the body to repair itself.  Clinical research involving adult stem cell therapy for shoulder injuries has shown encouraging results.

At New You Medical Health & Surgery Center, our regenerative medicine experts have observed improvement in many patients’ quality of life following therapy at our clinic for regenerative orthopedic shoulder treatment.

Utilizing a patient’s own bone marrow and platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a suitable option for the treatment of shoulder pain and shoulder injuries due to the cell’s ability to repair and regenerate cartilage, ligaments, and tendons by differentiating into these specialized types of cells. Additionally, stem cells from bone marrow contain substances that have powerful anti-inflammatory properties which may lessen pain and swelling in the joint area.

Platelet rich plasma, or PRP, is used in conjunction with adult stem cells to improve the treatment result.  PRP uses the healing growth factors found in your own blood to initiate connective tissue healing and provide a more robust and favorable healing environment.

Patients have reported the following benefits for shoulder pain or injury:

  • Reduced joint pain
  • Improved range of motion
  • Avoidance of surgery
  • Better mobility
  • Increased strength
  • Less reliance on OTC medications
  • Reduced inflammation

The Procedure

Our goal is to provide our patients customized care and individualized treatment strategies based on their overall health. Our regenerative treatments have the potential to improve the quality of life for our patients suffering with shoulder pain or shoulder injury.

These procedures are same-day outpatient procedures which takes place at our accredited surgery center.

The treatment consists of a bone marrow extraction from the patient’s hip by board certified physicians. Also, a small blood sample is drawn from a vein in your arm.

Using well established protocols and processing methods, the stem cells are concentrated from bone marrow by experienced lab technicians in our onsite laboratory. The blood sample is processed to concentrate the healing growth factors.

The stem cells and PRP are then injected into the shoulder using ultrasound guidance. This ensures that the exact location of injury is treated. The procedure takes approximately 2-3 hours from start to finish.  Follow-up visits to monitor progress occur one month, three months, and six months following treatment.

Why New You Medical

The regenerative medicine specialists at New You Medical Health & Surgery Center are dedicated to the advancement of medicine and integrative treatments and have established a protocol regarding the use of bone marrow and platelet rich plasma for the treatment of shoulder pain.

Our medical director is head of the Stem Cell Fellowship, which has educated physicians in the emerging field of regenerative medicine for over a decade. To learn more, please click on the link below, or contact  New You Medical patient advocate.