Florida Center for Regenerative Medicine at Larkin Hospital
Stem Cell Therapy for Shoulder Conditions
Stem Cell Therapy for Shoulder Osteoarthritis
What is osteoarthritis of the shoulder?
Shoulder Osteoarthritis is a clinical condition in which the joint that connects the ball of the arm bone (humeral head) to the shoulder blade socket (glenoid) has damaged or worn out cartilage. Normally the ends of the bone are covered with hyaline articular cartilage, a surface so smooth that the friction at the joint is less than that of an ice skate on ice. In arthritis, this cartilage is progressively lost, exposing the bone beneath.
What are the symptoms of shoulder osteoarthritis?
Shoulder arthritis is characterized by pain, stiffness, and loss of function and often by a grinding on shoulder motion.
Who gets osteoarthritis of the shoulder?
Osteoarthritis is the gradual wearing down of the joint cartilage that occurs predominantly in elderly people, and sometimes as the result of overuse in athletes. Post-traumatic arthritis happens after the joint, ruining the cartilage, sustains significant trauma. This could be the result of a car accident or after repeated trauma to the joint.
Traditional treatments for osteoarthritis of the shoulder.
Traditional treatment consists of medication, cortisone injections, physical therapy or surgery.
Stem cell therapy for shoulder osteoarthritis.
Here at Florida Center for Regenerative Medicine we have experience treating shoulder osteoarthritis using your own bodies Stem Cells and Platelet Rich Plasma. Via this method the goal is to regenerate the damaged tissue. Click the link to learn more about how stem cell therapy for soulder osteoarthritis is a viable non-surgical treatment for this degenerative shoulder condition.
Stem Cell Therapy for Rotator Cuff Tears
What is the rotator cuff?
The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and their tendons that act to stabilize the shoulder. It consists of four muscles supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, and subscapularis muscle. These muscles assist in movement of the shoulder and are essential.
Rotator cuff tears treatment options.
Traditional therapy involves physical therapy and rehabilitation and or surgery. At Florida Center for Regenerative Medicine we offer Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma as an alternative for the treatment of this common shoulder injury. Click the link for more information on stem cell therapy for rotator cuff tears and this outpatient treatment provides patients with an alternative to shoulder surgery.
Stem Cell Therapy for Glenohumeral Ligament Sprains and Pain
What are glenohumeral ligaments and what is their role?
The glenohumeral ligaments (GHL)are three ligaments on the anterior side of the glenohumeral joint (i.e. between the glenoid cavity of the scapula and the head of the humerus known as the shoulder joint). Reinforcing the anterior glenohumeral joint capsule, the superior, middle, and inferior glenohumeral ligaments play different roles in the stability of the head of the humerus depending on arm position and degree of rotation.
Causes and symptoms of glenohumeral ligament sprains and pain?
Common causes of ligament pain and injury is previous injuries that did not heal appropriately. Pain is the number one complaint and it can be constant pain or pain that decreases with time and then returns know as a flare up.
Glenohumeral Ligament sprains treatment options.
At Florida Center for Regenerative Medicine we offer Stem Cell Therapy, Platelet Rich Plasma and Prolotherapy as an alternatives to the traditional treatment options which include: physical therapy, medications, cortisone injections, and surgery. Click the link and learn more about stem cell therapy for glenohumeral ligament sprains of the shoulder and how our shoulder treatments are a popular alternaitve to shoulder surgery.
Stem Cell Therapy for Glenoid Labrum Tear and Degeneration
What is the glenoid ligament?
The glenoid labrum (glenoid ligament) is a fibro cartilaginous rim attached around the margin of the glenoid cavity in the shoulder blade. The shoulder joint is considered a 'ball and socket' joint. However, in bony terms the 'socket' (the glenoid fossa of the scapula) is quite shallow and small, covering at most only a third of the 'ball' (the head of the humerus). The socket is deepened by the glenoidal labrum. The labrum is triangular in section; the base is fixed to the circumference of the cavity, while the free edge is thin and sharp. It is continuous above with the tendon of the long head of the Biceps brachii, which gives off two fasciculi to blend with the fibrous tissue of the labrum.
Treatment options for Glenoid Labrum tears and degeneration.
At Florida Center for Regenerative Medicine we use your own Stem Cells and Platelet Rich Plasma in order to promote regeneration of damaged Glenoid Labrum tissue. Please click the link and discover how stem cell therapy for labrum tears is a viable treatment option and a popular alternative to labrum surgery.
Stem Cell Therapy for Acromio-Clavicular Joint Injury and Pain
What is the Acromio-Clavicular (AC) joint?
The acromioclavicular joint, or AC joint, is a joint at the top of the shoulder. It is the junction between the acromion (part of the scapula that forms the highest point of the shoulder) and the clavicle.
Common injuries to the Acromio-Clavicular joint.
A common injury to the AC joint is dislocation, often called AC separation or shoulder separation. Acromio-Clavicular dislocation is particularly common in collision sports such as football. The most common mechanism of injury is a fall on the tip of the shoulder or falls on outstretched hand.
Acromio-Clavicular joint injury treatment options.
At Florida Center for Regenerative Medicine we offer Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy via injection as alternatives to the traditional treatments which include: using a sling to physical therapy and surgical intervention. Please click to learn how stem cell therapy for acromio-clavicular injury is a non-surgical treatment option for patients suffering from this painful shoulder injury.
Stem Cell Therapy for Shoulder Conditions. We offer treatments for patients residing in Florida's (Miami-Dade County), Miami, Hialeah, Miami Gardens, Miami Beach, Homestead, North Miami, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Key Biscayne, Opa-Locka, Florida City, (Broward County), Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood Beach, Pompano Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Deerfield Beach, Davie, Coral Springs, Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Sunrise, (Collier County), Marco Island, Naples, (Palm Beach County), West Palm Beach, Bota Raton, Boyton Beach, Delray Beach, Wellington, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, Greenacres, lake Worth, Royal Palm Beach