Stem Cell Therapy For Rotator Cuff Tears
There are different options to consider before undergoing Rotator Cuff Tear surgery. Both Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy offer effective alternatives to shoulder surgery and can even be used in combination to increase the success of treatment.
Stem Cell Therapy is a non-surgical treatment that applies adult stem cells to the shoulder in an effort to repair the tissue damage to the rotator cuff. It can also accelerate the recovery of the rotator cuff to the point where the body can fully heal itself on it’s own. The Stem Cells are derived from either fat tissue or bone marrow. Dr. Bieber also can apply placenta tissue which increases the recovery rate. This placenta is not from an aborted fetus but from the placenta tissue that is saved after a baby is born.
Dr. Benjamin Bieber, M.D. applies stem cells to the shoulder using ultrasound guidance, which is an imaging system that allows Dr. Bieber to see inside the shoulder during treatment. This helps Dr. Bieber see exactly where the stem cells should go to produce maximum benefit. Once applies, stem cells physically transform into healthy muscle and tendon tissue that repairs and replaces current damaged tissue.
This replacement provides health cells to the rotator cuff that heals damaged tissue allowing for the repair of the rotator cuff and doing so, creates a healthier shoulder. If successful, the shoulder is can be fully or partially healed after Stem Cell Therapy. Even a partial healing will improve the body’s ability to heal the shoulder on it’s own in an injury that was once too severe for the body to do so.
Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP Therapy for a Rotator Cuff Tear uses a blood sample to create Platelet Rich Plasma, which contains over 30 growth factors to repair tissue damage and blood vessel damage. In most rotator cuff tears, Stem Cell Therapy is the optimal treatment but Dr. Bieber can apply PRP Therapy in combination with Stem Cell Therapy to improve results.
An Effective Alternative To Shoulder Surgery
Both PRP Therapy and Stem Cell Therapy are being used by professional athletes to help them heal injuries and avoid season or career-ending surgery. What is great is that these treatments can be applied before surgery. If successful, surgery can be avoided and if not, surgery is still an option. A Stem Cell treatment for a Rotator Cuff Tear has also indicated that it can help improve the results of surgery as some tissue is likely to be repaired is Rotator Cuff surgery is an invasive procedure and unforeseen lifelong complications are a real risk. It is best to seek out and try a non-surgical solution first and Stem Cell Therapy offers an excellent alternative to Rotator Cuff surgery.
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