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 using ultrasound or fluoroscopy
If you know someone with shoulder pain looking at PRP or stem cell treatment, make sure they’re educated! How do you know that there is a clinic that can offer all of this? Just find a local Regenexx provider!
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Chris Centeno, MD is a specialist in regenerative medicine and the new field of Interventional Orthopedics. Centeno pioneered orthopedic stem cell procedures in 2005 and is responsible for a large amount of the published research on stem cell use for orthopedic applications.
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