Avoid Shoulder Surgery with Regenexx
Have you been told that you need surgery for a labral tear in your shoulder? A Percutaneous Labralplasty is a non-surgical, precise image-guided injection of your own healing cells into the tear. This Interventional Orthopedics procedure provides a better option than invasive surgery and allows you to avoid a lengthy recovery.
The labrum is the lip around the socket of the main shoulder joint. A shoulder labral tear can be caused by a direct injury to the shoulder or as the result of prolonged wear and tear. The common surgical intervention for labral tears often involves an invasive procedure where the biceps tendon is disconnected and reattached at another location. Basically, the surgeon is a bull in the china shop of your normal shoulder biomechanics. These surgeries, moreover, often don't lead to better mobility and function while recovery is long, painful, and requires extensive physical therapy.
Another problem with surgery is that it often fails to address the subtle instability of the shoulder joint that caused the tear. Hence, while the labral tear may heal with the invasive surgery, the shoulder remains unstable, causing more labral injuries down the road. Our Percutaneous Labralplasty procedure also injects these lax shoulder capsular ligaments, tightening them down and restoring normal stability.
Finally, a recent large research study concluded that shoulder labral surgery was no more effective than a sham procedure. So instead of getting your shoulder torn apart and rebuilt, why not let our experts precisely inject your body's own healing cells into the tear to promote natural healing? Find out more below.
Our expert physicians use precise image guidance to inject custom concentrations of your body's natural healing agents into the exact areas of damage to tighten and stabilize your shoulder for better function and mobility. Best of all, your downtime will be a fraction of surgery, with little to no need for opioid pain medications or time off of work. Call our patient care coordinators today to get started on your path to recovery.
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