Joan Avoids Surgery for Her Shoulder Arthritis
- Patient’s Name: Joan
- Age/Age Group: 60+
- Body Part: shoulder
- Condition/Injury: arthritis and tendon tears
- Top concern: shoulder pain
- Treatment: Regenexx-SD, which uses bone marrow concentrate that contains stem cells
- Doctor: Paras Shah, MD, Regenexx Kansas City
Joan’s shoulder hurt all the time. X-rays and MRIs revealed to her doctors that she had arthritis and tendon tears.
After two separate orthopedists recommended Joan have a shoulder replacement, she began to research alternatives. She’d already had two hips and a knee replaced and knew she didn’t want surgery.
As she began to look into regenerative medicine alternatives, Regenexx stood out among the companies performing these procedures. Even though Paras Shah, MD, at Regenexx Kansas City considered her a less-than-ideal candidate, she went ahead with the Regenexx-SD treatment, which uses bone marrow concentrate that contains stem cells.
“Now I can pick up a coffee cup in the morning without dropping it,” she says. “And I can do a lot more than that.”