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Supraspinatus Tendon Tear: Shoulder Pain Treated with PRP and Stem Cell Therapy

Apr 13, 2013

Supraspinatus Tendon Tear: Shoulder Pain Treated with PRP and Stem Cell Therapy

shoulder tear

Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy are being used for a variety of shoulder problems. The rotator cuff is one of these shoulder problems that these regenerative therapies is used to treat by Dennis M. Lox, MD,. The rotator cuff is actually the tendinous insertion of 4 muscles muscles forming “a cuff” to protect the shoulder joint.

One of these muscles the Supraspinatus, is often injured and may develop tendonosis, partial tears, or unfortunately sometimes a complete tear. The Supraspinatus muscle may be treated with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) or Stem Cell Therapy. These regenerative therapies heal and repair by harnessing the bodies own natural healing properties and allowing them to repair in areas that cannot achieve this affect do to injury or poor blood supply. Blood supply is vital providing repair cells to regenerate and heal damaged tissue. Dr. Lox has great experience in treating these problems non-surgically. Improperly healing rotator cuff problems may lead to shoulder joint arthritis. Successful treatment and healing can help prevent degenerative arthritis of the shoulder. Surgery can lead to more shoulder joint trauma. Trauma has been shown to accelerate arthritis. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy may be effective  techniques to treat shoulder pain that won’t go away.

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Dennis M. Lox, MD, serves patients in the greater Tampa Bay area, including, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa, New Port Richey, Sarasota, and Spring Hill. He has been pleased to accommodate the needs of patients throughout Florida, the United States, the Western Hemisphere, and Europe, as well. Located in the 33765 and 33765 areas, our offices can be reached at (727) 462-5582 (Clearwater) and (727) 817-1909 (New Port Richey). Call to schedule your visit today.

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About the Author

Dennis M. Lox M.D. is an internationally renown Sports and Regenerative Medicine specialist. Dr. Lox incorporates Regenerative Medicine techniques such as cell science applications, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), and Tissue Engineering aspects, to help patients from around the world with a vast array of problems. Dr. Lox is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Lox lectures extensively and has edited two PM&R textbooks, the prestigious A State of the Art Review (Star) on Low Back Pain, and Soft Tissue Injuries: Diagnosis and Treatment.

Dennis M. Lox M.D. maintains an active practice in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, and in Beverly Hills, California.