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PRP & Stem Cell For Shoulder Injuries: Rotator Cuff & Labral Tears and Arthritis - Louisville, KY
“Reducing shoulder pain and restoring health with the first dosage”
Prolotherapy, Prolozone, Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) and Wharton's Jelly Mesenchymal Stem Cell therapy is one of the most effective treatments that help in the regeneration of all tendon injuries and ligament damage, especially in the case of torn shoulders. Such treatment falls within a new branch of regenerative medicine treatment known as orthobiologics.
This includes the use of mesenchymal stem cells and harnessing the human body’s natural healing and recovery factors to combat a number of diseases, reduce pain and help the individual regain health.
Note: To those patients who wonder if Mesenchymal Stem Cell Injections, Platelet Rich Plasma Injections, Prolotherapy and Prolozone work and to the orthopedic surgeons who claim these injections DO NOT work, I must tell you patients do not pay cash over and over again for therapies that do not work. Dr. Cruz was trained by Dr. Ron Gardner MD, a highly regarded board certified orthopedic surgeon from Fort Meyers, Florida. Dr. Cruz learned to harvest mesenchymal stem cells from belly fat and bone marrow from Dr. Gardner.
Dr. Gardner shared that his practice was transformed by the use of mesenchymal stem cell injection therapy. He dramatically grew his practice and increased the number of very satisfied patients. The orthopedic literature is loaded with research proving the effectiveness of these therapies. The testimonials regarding these injections are in the 100s of thousands. There almost no complications in comparison to surgical procedures which according to research are frequently unnecessary. A few years after training Dr. Cruz, Dr. Ron Gardner decided to learn about prolotherapy and prolozone. He came to Dr. Cruz's office to learn from his apprentice during a long, fun and intense weekend. Please look at www.getprolo.com and www.oxygenhealingtherapies.com to learn more about prolotherapy and prolozone. The former surgeon general Dr. C Evert Koop MD was a big fan of prolotherapy as he received treatment on his back and spine.
How does PRP Work?
The human blood contains red and white bloods cells, platelets and plasma. PRP refers to blood plasmathat contains a large concentration of platelets. Platelets contain the necessary bioactive proteins and growth factors to repair and regenerate body tissues.
Stem Cell & PRP Injections for Rotator Cuff Tears & Labral Tears
A tissue tear within the shoulder can occur in an acute injury or simply chronic wear and tear. Along with rotator cuff tears, labrum tears, ac joint separations, osteoarthritis of the shoulder joint is another common cause of shoulder pain. Either injury or disease can cause laxity of the supportive tissues surrounding the shoulder joints leading to instability which in turn leads to, bone spurs and loss of cartilage.
A blood sample is obtained from the patient, which is then broken down into its individual components. The platelet-rich plasma content is centrifuged to concentrate the growth factors and the resulting solution is then injected in and around the shoulder joint, along with local anesthesia. When injected, the PRP solution stimulates the body to release more platelets and growth factors to repair the damaged shoulder.
Shoulder replacement surgery requires precision and care, and usually several months of rehabilitation before significant improvement is observed. Even the slightest mistake or miscalculation on part of the surgeon can have devastating results for patients.
PRP and Stem cell-based treatment offers an alternative to rotator cuff surgery and all similar procedures to replace torn shoulder ligaments and many other conditions such as knee osteoarthritis and hip arthritis. Stem cells with regenerative capabilities are drawn from the bone marrow, concentrated in a controlled lab environment and are re-injected into the damaged shoulder region. This speeds up the recovery and regeneration process while also eliminating pain.
Rotator cuff treatment is an extensive process. Typical surgeries are not only expensive, but require a long period of recovery before the pain starts to diminish and any therapeutic effects are observed. PRP and Stem Cell-based treatments offer several benefits over traditional treatments. These include:
- Restoring health within the shortest time span
- Keeping the body safe from external contaminants
- Preventing any infection from making its way within your body
- Repairing rotator cuff tears and other injuries rapidly
- Improving your overall mobility and shoulder movements