Shoulder Pain Treatment

Regenexx offers non-surgical solutions for shoulder pain relief caused by injuries like rotator cuff tears, labrum tears, and osteoarthritis. Through precise injections of platelet-rich plasma or bone marrow concentrate, these procedures aim to harness the body’s natural healing abilities to alleviate pain and promote recovery.

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Getting Your Shoulder Injected

Regrettably, 90% of “stem cell” procedures involving the shoulder only place cells into muscle trigger points without guidance. That’s very incomplete care and usually a rip-off for the patient. So what should be injected? The joints using ultrasound or fluoroscopy Any bone sites with swelling using fluoroscopy Tendons using ultrasound guidance Ligaments using ultrasound Labrum…read more

Stem Cell Treatment for Torn Rotator Cuff : Our New Research

We’ve been offering patients stem cell treatment for torn rotator cuff tendons for almost 15 years. In fact, we were the first clinic on earth to use this as a primary treatment for rotator cuff tears. Along the way, we’ve published some research on this treatment and learned quite a bit. Let’s dive into this…read more

Shoulder Labral Tear Surgery Pros and Cons

Quick links: What is a shoulder labral tear? What are the causes of labral tears? What is shoulder instability? How is a labral tear related to shoulder instability? What happens if you have shoulder instability after labral tear surgery? I evaluated a patient this week who shows off the warts of our modern orthopedic care…read more

Shoulder Dislocation Surgery Pros and Cons?

What are the shoulder dislocation surgery pros and cons? If you’ve dislocated your shoulder and you see a surgeon, most will argue that you need surgery to fix the bone trauma, labrum, and ligaments. However, do you really need this procedure? Here we’ll explore all of your options as well as newer nonsurgical orthobiologic options.…read more

Shoulder Replacement Side Effects Are Far Worse than We Thought…

Should you get a shoulder replacement? This is one of those surgeries that has a bad rap. Now new research shows why many patients complain about the results and complications of shoulder replacement. Understanding a Shoulder Replacement The shoulder joint is an intricate ball-and-socket structure. It’s complexity in structure allows for a range of motion…read more

Does Rotator Cuff Surgery Work?

Does rotator cuff surgery work? You would think that because this has become a standard of care for nonhealing rotator cuff tears that we would have loads of high-level research showing this procedure is effective. However, we really don’t have that research. In fact, we have studies showing that this approach of sewing up a…read more

Shoulder Labrum Surgery No Better Than a Sham Procedure

Yikes, this has been a terrible decade for elective orthopedic surgery. For years studies have come out and pummeled the world’s most common elective surgeries, such as knee “cleanups” and meniscus procedures showing that neither can beat the outcome of a sham or fake surgery. This last year has also been awful as recent research demonstrated…read more

Can We Treat Severe Shoulder Arthritis Through an Injection?

Orthopedic surgeons have taught us that our bodies are just machines, like your car engine, and that when a part breaks down, it needs to be replaced. So they can’t conceptualize how a severely arthritic shoulder joint with no cartilage and huge bone spurs could be treated without replacing the shoulder. However, that’s not what…read more
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