Regenexx® Procedures Treat Rotator Cuff Tears, Shoulder Arthritis, and Other Shoulder Conditions
Patients who suffer from shoulder pain as a result of rotator cuff or shoulder injuries, or osteoarthritis and other degenerative conditions have an alternative to painful surgery. The Regenexx family of cutting-edge, injection-based procedures can treat many shoulder problems.
Often, these patients undergo shoulder joint replacement or arthroscopic shoulder surgery to repair tears, but these surgeries bring with them months of rehabilitation and possible side effects. The good news is that our highly specific, image-guided medical procedures could relieve your shoulder pain and mend its root causes with a minimally invasive, outpatient injection.
Commonly Treated Shoulder Conditions
The following list represents the most common shoulder conditions that can be treated with Regenexx Procedures. If your condition is not below, contact us or fill out the Regenexx Candidate Form with any concerns or questions regarding your viability as a patient.
- 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.
How Regenexx Procedures Help Repair 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.
Why Regenexx Procedures Are Effective
Bone Marrow Concentrate
Regenexx-SD is bone marrow concentrate that contains stem cells, which exist inside all of us in various tissues, ready to repair damage when it happens. As we get older or suffer serious injuries, our bodies may not be able to recruit enough of these cells to the site to repair the damaged area completely. The Regenexx-SD Procedure helps remedy this issue by extracting bone marrow from an area of the back of the hip that has a dense population of these important cells and then concentrating those cells prior to injecting them into the injured area using advanced imaging guidance. The aims of the procedure are to reduce pain and improve function by promoting the body's own ability to repair itself naturally. This patented bone marrow concentrate protocol can treat a wide range of orthopedic conditions. Your Regenexx doctor will evaluate your condition and your imaging to conclude 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 and Advanced Platelet Lysate Procedures
Regenexx offers two platelet injection procedures – Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Platelet Lysate Treatments – that enhance your body’s natural healing process by adding healing growth components from your own blood to your injured areas. PRP, in particular, is effective in repairing muscle, ligament, tendon, and joint injuries. The platelet injection treatments work with your stem cells, encouraging and supporting their efforts to heal damaged tissues, especially those related to spine conditions, arthritis and soft tissue injuries. Our advanced platelet procedures are superior to the ones provided at most regenerative medicine clinics because our machines yield purer and more concentrated platelet samples.