Regenerative Medicine for Shoulder Injuries
Every year millions of Americans sustain rotator cuff injuries, and millions of others suffer with joint degeneration, both of which can result in chronic shoulder injuries. Common treatments for these conditions include medications for relieving pain and inflammation, steroid injections, physical therapy, and, when all else fails, surgery. Michael Elam, MD along with The Newport Beach Stem Cell Center offers a regenerative medicine protocol for Shoulder Injuries.
Stem Cell Research and Shoulder Injuries
Our regenerative medicine protocol for shoulder injuries harnesses the beneficial properties of adult stem cells. It’s an outpatient process that takes about three hours and involves isolating the patient’s own stem cells from adipose (fat) tissue–the richest source of adult stem cells–harvested during a liposuction procedure under local anesthesia. These cells are then concentrated and deployed back into the patient’s body via injection or intravenous infusion.
This is a promising approach to musculoskeletal problems that is gaining more and more attention, as reported in a Science News article entitled, “Stem cell treatment spurs cartilage growth.“
We are committed not only to quality care for our patients with shoulder injuries but also to stem cell research and the advancement of regenerative medicine. We are proud to be part of the only Investigational Review Board (IRB)-based stem cell treatment network in the United States that utilizes fat-transfer surgical technology. We have an array of ongoing IRB-approved protocols, and we provide care for patients with a wide variety of disorders that may be treated with adult stem cell-based regenerative therapy. Not all shoulder injuries respond well to stem cell therapy, and each patient must be assessed individually to determine the potential for optimal results from this regenerative process.
To learn more about Regenerative Medicine for Shoulder Injuries, contact us at 949-721-1113 or complete our confidential candidate application below.