Regenexx® Procedures for Shoulder Arthritis, Rotator Cuff Tears, and Other Shoulder Conditions
Regenexx® procedures are non-surgical, injection-based procedures for people suffering from shoulder pain due to common injuries to the shoulder and rotator cuff, shoulder labrum, as well as degenerative conditions, such as shoulder osteoarthritis. These procedures utilize concentrated repair cells that are obtained from your own bone marrow or blood to promote your body’s own natural ability to heal.
Traditional options for patients suffering from these conditions include arthroscopic shoulder surgery to repair tears, or shoulder joint replacement. With both surgeries, months of rehab are required, and the patient must be aware of and prepared to take on the risks. Regenexx procedures are designed to help reduce pain and improve function with precise highly specific image-guided medical procedures to promote the body’s ability to heal itself naturally.
Commonly Treated Shoulder Conditions
This is not a complete list, so please contact us or complete the Regenexx Candidate Form if you have questions about whether you or your condition can be treated with these non-surgical procedures.
- Rotator Cuff Tears
- Arthritis of the Shoulder Joint
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Labral Tears or Degeneration
- Rotator Cuff Tendonitis and Tendonosis
- AC Joint Separation
- Recurrent Shoulder Dislocations
Shoulder Function Improvement After Regenexx Procedure
Prior to treatment, patients report being limited to an average of 65% of their optimal function. After receiving treatment, they report averages up to 87%. The functional questionnaire represented here is the Functional Rating Index (FRI).
Data updated March 01, 2021.
Shoulder Pain Decrease After Regenexx Procedure
Prior to receiving treatment, patients report average pain of 4.3/10. One month after treatment, pain levels decrease to an average of 2.8/10, a decrease of 35%. The questionnaire used is the Numeric Pain Scale (NPS).
Data updated March 01, 2021.
Overall Shoulder Improvement After Regenexx Procedure
Patients feel their joints are, on average, already 28% better after only one month, and continue to improve from there. The questionnaire used is the Single Assessment Numeric Evaluation (SANE).
Data updated March 01, 2021.
Regenexx® Procedures provide non-surgical treatment options for those suffering from pain related to osteoarthritis, joint injuries, spine pain, overuse conditions, and common sports injuries. These medical procedures are only performed by highly skilled doctors and are used to help reduce pain and improve function. Regenexx procedures have helped thousands of patients improve their quality of life, return to the activities they enjoy, and avoid the need for surgery or joint replacement*.
Regenexx Physicians represent a very selective, highly skilled, interventional orthobiologics network that is 100% focused on orthopedic conditions. All Regenexx physicians are musculoskeletal experts with extensive training and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, as well as complex, image-guided injections of your body's own healing agents to treat orthopedic issues. Regenexx patient outcomes are tracked in a registry and with that information, we provide transparent outcome data (below) for those who may be considering this treatment option.
Regenexx Procedures for Rotator Cuff Tears
Using the healing agents from your own body to treat rotator cuff tears, shoulder arthritis, and other common shoulder conditions, Regenexx provides an alternative to invasive surgeries like rotator cuff tear surgery, shoulder labrum surgery, acromioplasty, and shoulder replacement.
Highly specific, precise, image-guided injections of your own cells and growth factors directly into the injured area promotes your own body’s natural ability to repair. By both mobilizing your body’s own healing mechanisms and eliminating the trauma of surgery and atrophy caused by immobilization, Regenexx has produced good outcomes in the treatment of rotator cuff tears, and other common shoulder injuries and degenerative conditions like shoulder arthritis.
We have already published a mid-term report on our randomized control trial to treat rotator cuff tears and the final analysis will be published soon.
How Regenexx Procedures Work
Bone Marrow Concentrate
Regenexx-SD is bone marrow concentrate, which contains stem cells. These repair cells from your own body live inside all of us in various tissues, poised to leap into action to repair damage as it occurs. As we age or have big injuries, we may not be able to recruit enough of these cells to the site to fully repair the area. The Regenexx-SD Procedure helps overcome this problem by harvesting bone marrow from an area of the back of the hip that contains a dense population of these important cells and then concentrating those cells before precisely injecting them into the injured area using advanced imaging guidance. The goal of the procedure is to reduce pain and improve function by promoting the body's own ability to heal naturally. This patented bone marrow concentrate protocol can be used for a wide range of orthopedic conditions. Your Regenexx doctor will evaluate your condition and your imaging to determine whether a bone marrow concentrate or platelet-based treatment is the best option for your orthopedic condition.
Blood Platelet Treatments
Super Concentrated Platelet Rich Plasma & Advanced Platelet Lysate Procedures
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Platelet Lysate Injection Treatments contain healing growth components from your own blood that increase your body’s natural ability to repair itself. The use of PRP to repair joint, tendon, ligament, and muscle injuries is becoming well known, thanks to exposure from professional athletes. Platelet injection treatments are effective because they have a stimulating effect on the stem cells within the targeted area, making those stem cells work harder to heal damaged tissues. Our Advanced Platelet Procedures are more pure and concentrated than those created by the automated machines used at most regenerative medicine clinics. Platelet procedures are commonly used for soft tissue injuries, mild arthritis and spine conditions.