Invasive surgical options can be complicated due to the complexity of the shoulder joint. After surgery, you will face a painful recovery that could require months of rehab. The regenerative medicine alternatives offered by Seattle Regenerative Medicine Center can help you avoid all that, with minimal downtime, no lengthy rehab, and no need for the regular use of pain medication.

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True recovery and repair for your shoulder

Our approach is simple. We put your body to work to repair and restore the damaged tissue in your shoulder. With regenerative medicine, many can avoid this aggravation and see results quickly. Not only that, but you’re also helping your body to heal itself naturally by using its biologics. Regenerative medicine alternatives include:

  • Stem cell therapy (using your own stem cells)
  • Platelet-rich plasma (concentration of the platelets in your own blood)

As both regenerative medicine procedures are extracted using your body’s own biologics, the risk of adverse side effects is almost non-existent. 

What shoulder conditions can be treated with PRP and stem cell therapy?

Led by Dr. Lucy Hostetter, Seattle Regenerative Medicine Center provides advanced regenerative medicine options to treat the following injuries.

Rotator Cuff Tear

As we age, so do the tendons in our shoulders. A tear on an MRI does not mean surgery. PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma is where we take your plasma and separate out the platelets to create a higher-than-normal concentration to be injected at the injury site. Like stem cells, platelets signal to the body to heal. The higher the concentration, the greater the response from your body’s own biologics.

Labrum Tear

A Labrum tear is an injury to the labrum, a ring of cartilage that surrounds the shoulder joint. The labrum helps keep the joint stable and assists in rotational movement. A tear can occur from a sudden impact or from repetitive use of the shoulder. Symptoms include pain, swelling, and stiffness in the shoulder joint.

Osteoarthritis of the shoulder

As you begin to develop degeneration of the shoulder joint, you will experience impairment of function and deep dull pain. Traditionally treated with anti-inflammatory drugs and other pain management medication. The invasive surgical route can be traumatic to the body, and there is no guarantee of long-term relief of shoulder pain. 

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What is the procedure for stem cell therapy?

With stem cells extracted from your bone marrow, under image-guided ultrasound, we inject the concentrated stem cells or platelet-rich plasma into the site of the degeneration. This treatment provides an anti-inflammatory action that helps with pain relief and a regenerative activity that provides tissue healing and helps restore the shoulder joint and surrounding tissue.

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Why choose Seattle Regenerative Medicine Center?

At Seattle Regenerative Medicine Center, your shoulder and rotator cuff pain treatment will be performed by a board-certified, fellowship-trained anesthesiologist with a specialty in regional anesthesia and pain medicine. Dr. Hostetter formerly performed joint replacement and spinal fusions before establishing her regenerative medicine practice. Our goal is to offer treatments for people to feel better naturally.

We offer our patients many effective non-surgical options where very few options may have been available before. We want our patients to feel cared for, heard, hopeful, and with less pain. If you are looking for an alternative to surgery for your shoulder and rotator cuff pain treatment, Seattle Regenerative Medicine Center is here, and we’re ready to answer your questions about regenerative medicine.

Am I a good candidate for stem cell therapy or PRP?

Stem cell therapy and PRP are both considered to be cutting-edge treatments for shoulder and rotator cuff pain. The decision of which treatment is best for a particular patient depends on several factors, including the extent of the damage and the patient's overall health.

If you have a single cartilage or joint issue and are otherwise healthy, stem cell therapy may work well for you.

PRP and stem cell therapy are most effective in those who maintain good health. During your consultation, we will provide all the information you need about stem cell therapy and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Ultimately, the decision of which treatment is best for a particular patient will be made by our board-certified doctor.

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