Are steroid shoulder injections or rotator cuff surgery the only options for rotator cuff tear treatment?
Medica Stem Cells Clinics offer minimally invasive, non-surgical, safe alternatives for rotator cuff tear to get your life back on track without rotator cuff surgery or steroid injections!
The rotator cuff is a musculotendinous structure formed mainly by muscles, tendons and ligaments that surrounds the shoulder joint. These structures facilitate to keep the two parts of the shoulder, the shoulder blade and the upper arm, stabilised. Sadly, rotator cuff injury is common and leads to a rotator cuff tear or a torn rotator cuff altogether.
Rotator cuff injury is prevalent in older adults and sportspersons, especially in athletes who repeatedly need to move their arms overhead. Traumatic injury to shoulder also sometimes causes rotator cuff tear. Conventional treatment for rotator cuff tear mainly focuses on managing symptoms. Doctors mostly suggest ice pack, rest, pain-killers and exercise to manage symptoms of pain. In cases of complete rotator cuff tear surgery is indicated. Surgery usually keeps you away from sports as it has a long downtime post-surgery and with extensive rehabilitation. Rehabilitation after surgery helps to strengthen the muscles and ligaments around the shoulder and results are not guaranteed and time-consuming.
While surgery and pain-killers have their uses, there is another treatment method that provides efficient pain relief, Regenerative Therapy. Regenerative Treatment method is often overlooked, but you may benefit from Regenerative Medicines like Stromal Vascular Fraction therapy (SVF) or Platelet Rich Plasma – PRP therapy.
Regenerative Therapy is an alternative treatment option and has been proven successful not just by scientist and researchers in labs, but also by doctors who utilise this treatment for a variety of conditions clinically.
There are two types of rotator cuff tears:
- A partial tear is when a tear does not completely sever the attachments to the bone.
- A complete or full thickness tear refers to a through and through the tear. It may be as small as a pinpoint or all involve all fibers of the muscle-tendon.
- Complete tears have detachment of the tendon from the attachment site and would not heal very well.
Non-surgical Regenerative treatments are a same-day procedures and the options are:
In some cases, it may be a combination of more than one treatment protocol. However, in some instances, the complete protocol for treatment involves the administration of a series of injections during several treatment sessions. The choice of treatment is made at the discretion of the Consultant, depending on your unique case.
What are the top Benefits of Non-surgical Regenerative Treatments?
With so many treatment options for rotator cuff tear treatment out there, you may be wondering what benefits make Non-surgical Regenerative Treatments different. Overall Regenerative Treatments are minimally invasive, non-surgical same day procedures with no risk of rejection, minimal recovery time and minimum worry. You are fully awake and ready to go home almost straight after injections in the affected area.
Here are the top benefits to be aware of: