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Regenexx® Stem Cell Procedures for Shoulder Arthritis, Rotator Cuff Tears & Other Shoulder Conditions.

The Regenexx® family of non-surgical stem-cell & blood platelet procedures are next generation regenerative injection treatments for those who are suffering from shoulder pain due to arthritis, rotator cuff and shoulder labrum tears, overuse injuries, and other degenerative conditions. Regenexx is also a viable alternative for those considering shoulder replacement surgery.

If you have encountered a rotator cuff tear, or experience pain related to shoulder arthritis, tendonitis, tendenosis, or bursitis, you may be a good candidate for a Regenexx Procedure. Shoulder surgery is particularly difficult due to the complexity of the joint. Post surgical recovery can be painful, requiring a lengthy rehab period to restore strength and mobility to the shoulder. As an alternative to shoulder surgery, Regenexx Procedures may help alleviate shoulder pain and restore joint damage with a non-invasive injection procedure. Patients typically experience little or no down time from the procedure.

Patient Outcome Data & Commonly Treated Shoulder Conditions

Regenexx is the only stem cell treatment network to publish this type of analysis of patient stem cell procedure outcome data. The analysis is made possible thanks to the massive numbers that are compiled throughout the years in the Regenexx patient registry, which tracks patient outcomes at regular intervals following all of the stem cell procedures we offer.

Note: This patient outcome data is not part of a controlled trial. Every patient becomes part of a registry to track outcomes and any complications. This data is a compilation of patient input to the Regenexx Patient Registry at regular intervals following their Regenexx Procedure. In addition, none of this data may be reproduced in any way or displayed elsewhere without prior written permission from Regenerative Sciences.

  • Shoulder / Rotator Cuff Patient Outcome Data

    This outcome information summarizes the patient registry data for shoulders treated with the Regenexx same day stem cell procedure using the patient’s own stem cells. It was comprised of a mix of patients with rotator cuff tears, arthritis, labral tears, and instability.

    View Shoulder / Rotator Cuff Patient Outcome Data
  • Stem Cell Procedure Safety

    Regenexx has published more data on stem cell safety in peer reviewed medical research for orthopedic applications than any other group world-wide. This is a report of 1,591 patients and 1,949 procedures treated with the Regenexx Stem Cell Procedure. Based on our analysis of this treatment registry data, the Regenexx Stem Cell Procedure is about as safe as any typical injection procedure, which is consistent with what we see every day in the clinic.

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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 & tendonosis
  • AC Joint Separation
  • Recurrent shoulder dislocations

How it Works

Stem Cell Treatments

Same Day Stem Cell Protocol (USA & International) & Cultured Stem Cell Procedure (Cayman Islands Only)

Adult stem cells are cells from your own body that can renew themselves and turn into other cells (differentiate). They 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. Regenexx Stem Cell Procedures help overcome this problem by extracting stem cells from an area of high volume, then concentrating the cells and reinjecting them into the damaged area to help the body heal naturally.

Our Patented Stem Cell Procedures can be used for a wide range of conditions and are the tool of choice for injuries, arthritis and other conditions that may be more significant than what may be treated with our Platelet Rich Plasma or Platelet Lysate Procedures.

Blood Platelet Treatments

Super Concentrated Platelet Rich Plasma & Advanced Platelet Lysate Procedures (USA & International)

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.

Regenexx Procedures for Rotator Cuff Tears

The Regenexx Procedure for Rotator Cuff Tears is a patented same-day stem cell procedure.  Through years of research and perfecting the use of stem cells and platelets to repair rotator cuff tears, Regenexx improves the rotator cuff’s regenerative potential, rather than further damaging an area that has given way because of tissue weakness.

Using a precise, image-guided injection of your own stem cells and growth factors, we are able to get more of the body’s natural “repairmen” directly into the tear.  By mobilizing your body’s own healing mechanisms and eliminating the trauma of surgery and atrophy caused by immobilization, Regenexx has produced good results in the treatment of partial rotator cuff tears and has even shown encouraging success with completely retracted tears.

The Best Possible Patient Outcomes

At Regenexx® no corners are cut. Our regenerative procedures are 100% focused on producing the best possible patient outcomes, without trying to balance quality with profitability. Continue to learn why we’re the #1 orthopedic stem cell procedure

A Complete Stem Cell Protocol – Not Just a Single Procedure

The Regenexx Patented Stem Cell Protocol has been researched and continually improved for more than a decade. The protocol used in the United States typically involves a series of injections that take place over the course of approximately one week. The Stem Cell extraction and reinjection happens during the same day, while the other two injection steps happen before and after the same day stem cell procedure and are designed to enhance the results of the stem cell procedure.

100% Focused on Orthopedics

We don’t treat everything and we’re proud of that fact. We are orthopedic specialists. Each doctor in the Regenexx Network is a musculoskeletal expert trained in our procedures and have proven skills in advanced injections for the body areas that they are certified to treat.

Up to 20 Times More Stem Cells Available for Your Treatment Using Patented Cell Processing Procedure

At Regenexx®, we’re continually improving our processes to maximize the available stem cells for your treatment. Our patented multi-tier lab technique typically yields 10 to 20 times more stem cells than is possible using the simple automated equipment utilized by most stem cell clinics.

Image-Guided Injections and Harvesting

Even experienced orthopedic specialists cannot hit an exact spot without taking a look inside. The imaging technology that we use during your procedure allows us to not only see the anatomy of the area being injected, but we have live visualization of the needle and the distribution of the injected cells. Precise needle placement for stem cell harvesting and reinjection is a key element in producing the best possible outcomes.

Backed by the Most Research

Regenexx® is the original orthopedic stem cell treatment in the United States and we’re responsible for a very large portion of the published orthopedic stem cell literature available today.
Published Research Articles

Bone Marrow Derived Stem Cells

Research has shown that stem cells derived from bone marrow (rather than fat) are most effective for treating orthopedic injuries and conditions. We utilize advanced imaging guidance during the stem cell harvesting procedure to ensure the cells are being obtained from the exact area in the hip that is known to be rich in mesenchymal stem cells.

Published Patient Outcome Data & Transparency

At Regenexx® we publish our patient outcome data on a regular basis and make it available to the public on our website and in peer-reviewed research papers. Regenexx patients are tracked in a registry for functional improvements, pain scales, outcomes and safety data.
Patient Outcome Data

Recent Regenexx Shoulder Articles & Patient Stories

New Patient Outcome App: We’re Upping Our Own Game

We’ve always published our outcomes. What’s bizarre is that few other clinics have followed suit. Maybe it’s because we’ve been doing this work longer than any other clinic. Now we’re upping our game again with a level of transparency...
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How to Avoid Surgery for Rotator Cuff Tears and Take Gold!

The MRI on the left above shows a complete rotator cuff tear that needs surgery. However, this martial-arts master knew that if he headed that direction, there was a significant chance that the shoulder he depended on to place opponents on the floor, as shown on the...
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Watch an Advanced Image-Guided Injection of the Shoulder: Step into Our Procedure Suite with Dr. Schultz

Stem Cell and PRP Shoulder Treatment This weekend we had an Interventional Orthopedics Foundation  (IOF) course at our Colorado headquarters. What I kept hearing from the physicians attending the course was how much more in depth this course was than any other course...
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Weather Changes and Chronic Pain: Is There a Connection?

A look at the sky shows dark clouds rolling in, and weather forecasters are calling for rain. These are the signs most of us look for to determine the weather conditions each day, but some people don’t need the signs—some people swear by the pain in their bones or...
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What Percentage is “Useless Orthopedic Surgery” Based on Research?

This is a post that some orthopedic surgeons will hate but that needs to be written. This week, I decided to try and estimate the number of orthopedic surgeries that were still being done despite research showing they didn’t work. When I was done, I realized...
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Rotator Cuff Surgery Results: Only 1/2 of Athletes Return to Play!

Throwing and other athletes tear their rotator cuff all the time, and you would expect that modern orthopedic surgery would have a great answer for these highly active patients. However, a recent study shows rather poor rotator cuff surgery results with professional...
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Helping a CrossFit Athlete Avoid Rotator Cuff Surgery

I love helping patients avoid rotator cuff surgery. Why? We don’t have good scientific evidence that sewing your torn rotator cuff back together surgically is effective. Why? It may be more about the number of stem cells or lack thereof rather than how well we...
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Regenexx Procedures at a Glance

Typical Condition Severity

$$$ Cultured Stem Cell Procedure (Cayman Islands Only)*
$$ Stem Cell Treatment Protocol (USA & Worldwide)
$ Platelet Rich Plasma & Platelet Lysate
Strains, muscle, ligament & tendon tears, overuse injuries, tendonitis & tendonosis, minor arthritis, joint maintenance, bulging or herniated discs, degenerative discs.
More severe muscle, ligament & tendon tears (including complete tears), joint arthritis, degenerative joint conditions, torn spinal discs, degenerative discs, avascular necrosis, bone conditions & non-union fractures.
Similar to USA Stem Cell Treatment, but stem cells are cultured to greater numbers.* Recommended for severe injuries, arthritis, advanced degenerative conditions, more severe spine conditions.
*Advanced culture expanded stem cell procedure-not approved by the USFDA and available only through licensed sites where culturing cells are the practice of medicine.

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Learn why Regenexx Procedures are superior to other orthopedic stem cell & platelet procedures available today.

Join Dr. Chris Centeno, founder of the Regenexx Procedures, for this webinar explaining the procedures, as well as the ongoing research and innovation happening at Regenexx. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

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