Your Alternative to Shoulder Surgery

Have you been told that steroid injections or invasive surgery are your only options to treat your shoulder pain? Interventional orthopedics provides a non-surgical alternative that uses your own cells to repair the damage.

If you experience pain in your shoulder during normal activity, you may be a good candidate for a Regenexx procedure. Shoulder surgery is particularly difficult due to the complexity of the joint. Post surgical recovery can be painful, requiring a lengthy rehab period to restore strength and mobility to the shoulder. As an alternative to shoulder surgery, Regenexx procedures help alleviate shoulder pain and restore joint damage with a non-invasive injection procedure. Downtime is less than half that of surgery, with little to no need for pain management medications, lengthy rehab or time off of work.

At Regenexx we invented a new approach to orthopedic care we call Interventional Orthopedics. This approach involves the use of image guidance(flouroscopy and ultrasound) to precisely place high-dose stem cells or plateletsfrom your body directly where they are needed in a specific joint structure. These cells then work in the site of your injury to grow into new, healthy tissue, a process that will only occur if the cells have been placed exactly where they need to go in order to achieve positive outcomes for the patient. This precise approach to orthopedic care can’t be replicated by a surgeon or nurse in a chiropractor’s office. Interventional Orthopedics requires thousands of hours of training following a standardized protocol process to become a licensed Regenexx physician.

The innovative Regenexx procedures restore shoulder function and mobility and decrease pain without the need for surgery by regenerating damaged tissue. During this outpatient procedure, our expert physicians use precise image guidance to inject custom concentrations of your body’s natural healing agents into the exact areas of damage to tighten and stabilize your shoulder joint for better function and mobility.

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75% of rotator cuff repair surgeries yield results comparable to no surgery at all 

Modern medicine has advanced for rotator cuff repairs where before only open or mini-open repair and arthroscopic surgical techniques were available. As the inventors of Interventional Orthopedics, our specialty focuses on the use of image guidance technology to precisely deliver Orthobiologicsdirectly to the muscles or tendons in need in the rototor cuff to stimulate the body to heal using your own body’s cells.

Rotator cuff tears are common as people get older. Don’t automatically assume a tear on an MRI is destiny with a surgeon. It’s important to do your homework and not just take the advice of a doctor without knowing what’s at stake for your rotator cuff long term with surgery.

Most patients considering surgery are looking for pain relief in their shoulder. What’s critical for you to know is a shoulder MRI could indicate a tear, but the tear is not necessarily the cause of your shoulder pain. So if research exists that rotator cuff surgery isn’t effective for many shoulder patients, and an MRI can provide a misleading diagnosis from a doctor, where should you turn for objective guidance?

You should schedule an exam with a Regenexx physician to conduct a diagnostic evaluation using our SANS approach to diagnose your rotator cuff injury and determine your candidacy for a Regenexx PERC rotator cuff repair. If you elect to move forward with treatment, you can expect the following.

During this outpatient procedure, our expert physicians use precise image guidance to inject custom concentrations of your body’s natural healing agentsinto the exact areas of damage, boosting your normal healing ability and allowing your shoulder to return itself to better function and mobility. Regenexx is the only network able to customize and concentrate cells to maximize your ability to recover. Call our patient care coordinators today to get started on your path to recovery.

Research suggests labrum surgery performs no better than sham surgery

Have you been told that you need surgery for a labral tear in your shoulder? A Percutaneous Labralplasty is a non-surgical, precise image-guided injection of your own healing cells into the tear. This Interventional Orthopedics procedure provides a better option than invasive surgery and allows you to avoid a lengthy recovery.

The labrum is the lip around the socket of the main shoulder joint. A shoulder labral tear can be caused by a direct injury to the shoulder or as the result of prolonged wear and tear. The common surgical intervention for labral tears often involves an invasive procedure where the biceps tendon is disconnected and reattached at another location. Basically, the surgeon is a bull in the china shop of your normal shoulder biomechanics. These surgeries, moreover, often don’t lead to better mobility and function while recovery is long, painful, and requires extensive physical therapy.

Another problem with surgery is that it often fails to address the subtle instability of the shoulder joint that caused the tear. Hence, while the labral tear may heal with the invasive surgery, the shoulder remains unstable, causing more labral injuries down the road. Our Percutaneous Labralplasty procedure also injects these lax shoulder capsular ligaments, tightening them down and restoring normal stability.

Finally, a recent large research study concluded that shoulder labral surgery was no more effective than a sham procedure. So instead of getting your shoulder torn apart and rebuilt, why not let our experts precisely inject your body’s own healing cells into the tear to promote natural healing? Find out more below.

Our expert physicians use precise image guidance to inject custom concentrations of your body’s natural healing agents  into the exact areas of damage to tighten and stabilize your shoulder for better function and mobility. Best of all, your downtime will be a fraction of surgery, with little to no need for opioid pain medications or time off of work. Call our patient care coordinators today to get started on your path to recovery.

Eliminate your shoulder pain

Is shoulder replacement helpful? Many surgeons avoid recommending it because the results can be unreliable. However, shoulder arthritis impacts nearly 25% of adults and leads to chronic shoulder pain, stiffness, limited shoulder function, and decreased mobility. Common non-surgical treatment options include harmful steroid injections that can kill whatever cartilage is left. Shoulder replacement is an amputation of the shoulder joint with an insertion of a prosthesis. Such an invasive surgery leads to a long recovery time and the risk for serious complications. In addition, 40% of shoulder replacements in patients younger than 55 fail within 10 years.

Instead of joint amputation, instead, go with our percutaneous shoulder arthroplasty procedure. During this outpatient procedure, our expert physiciansuse precise image guidance to inject custom concentrations of your body’s natural healing mechanisms into the exact areas of damage to tighten and stabilize your shoulder for better function and mobility. These procedures come with significantly less down time, minimal to no need of opioid pain medication, and little to no time off of work. Best of all these procedures spare normal body biomechanics helping you to remain active for your lifetime. Call our patient care coordinators today to get started on your path to recovery.