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Stem Cell Therapy For Rotator Cuff Repair

Regenexx procedures are non-surgical alternatives that use your body’s own healing agents to treat shoulder injuries, such as stem cell therapy for rotator cuff repair.

The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and tendons surrounding your shoulder joint that forms a cuff over the top of the upper arm bone (humerus). These muscles are what allow you to lift and rotate your arm.

Shoulder joint anatomy highlighting the rotator cuff
Rotator cuff – shoulder joint anatomy

Rotator cuff tears are common as people get older. But a tear on your MRI doesn’t mean you’re destined for the operating table. Research demonstrates that 75% of rotator cuff repair surgeries offer no significant benefit over no surgery at all.1

Regenexx Alternative to Shoulder Surgery

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Regenexx patients benefit from reduced pain and improved function, helping them avoid shoulder surgery.

Am I a candidate?

In many cases the answer is yes. Physical therapy can promote improved blood supply and strengthen the muscles of the rotator cuff. A 2014 study determined that, upon one year of follow-up, physical therapy was equally effective to rotator cuff surgery in terms of regaining physical strength and range of motion in study participants (55 years of age or older).2

Regenexx also offers nonsurgical regenerative medicine treatment options incorporating orthobiologics such as bone marrow-derived stem cells and blood platelets. Stem cell therapy enhances your body’s innate ability to repair itself and allowing your shoulder to regain better function and mobility without surgery.

On average, Regenexx shoulder patients report:

Take a look at the outcomes of two of our patients who chose to have stem cell therapy for rotator cuff repair instead of surgery.

Scroll the arrow to the right to see the MRI of the rotator cuff before the treatment and to the left to see the outcome. The BEFORE shows a torn rotator cuff. The arrow points at a gap where the tendon should be. Once treated, the area will look like a dark band going diagonally, as seen on the AFTER.

Rotator cuff tear MRI – Patient 1

Rotator cuff tear MRI – Patient 2

Visual representation of regenerative medicine

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