Shoulder Osteoarthritis Treatment with Stem Cell Therapy
Shoulder pain is a common malady of the general population and athletes.
When the shoulder wears down the underlying structures the rotator cuff, glenoid labrum, subacromial space, and acromial-clavicular joint may all be affected adversely resulting in degeneration.
Shoulder arthroscopies have increased over the years, and long team studies have seen resultant higher incidences of shoulder joint arthritis as well as shoulder replacement similar to findings in the knee.
Regenerative Medicine procedures including Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy are becoming more frequently utilized to delay arthritis progression and avoid shoulder surgery.
Both Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy employ the patient’s own platelets (a blood component) and stem cells for treatment. The use of the patients own stem cells known as autologous therapy has inherent advantages to allogenic therapy (someone else’s stem cells). Including no immune reactions, or potential for unknown disease or genetic disorder transmission.
Shoulder pain may be significantly disabling. PRP and Stem Cell Therapy may be viable alternatives to shoulder surgery.