What is The Regeneris BioShoulder?
The Regeneris BioShoulder is a research protocol that that looks at the use of reparative elements of the patient’s own stem and progenitor cells to regenerate and restore the shoulder joint. This approach builds on the developing field of cellular therapies that have proven valuable for a variety of medical purposes today. Our stromal vascular fraction stem cell and platelet rich plasma protocols provide patients who want to recover from various shoulder conditions, including arthritis an alternative therapy to surgery. The Regeneris BioShoulder is a minimally-invasive procedure that can be performed on an outpatient basis using local anesthesia.
Don’t Operate – Regenerate!
If you are experiencing pain in you shoulder due to arthritis, tendonitis, or other medical conditions, you may be a considering surgery as a solution. Regeneris Medical® now offers the Regeneris BioShoulder, a minimally-invasive protocol that focuses stem and progenitor cells from your own body to the site of damaged tissues. This procedure may help alleviate pain with a simple injection rather than complicated surgery that requires weeks of recovery time.
Benefits of the Regeneris BioShoulder over Shoulder Replacement
There are numerous reasons why The Regeneris BioShoulder might be a better choice than surgery:
Shoulder surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia, which increases a patient’s risk of complications during and after surgery. General anesthesia is also more likely to cause side effects like nausea and vomiting and extends the recovery process. The Regeneris BioShoulder™ is performed using local anesthesia, thus reducing many of those risks.
Time in Hospital
A Regeneris BioShoulder™ procedure is usually performed on an outpatient basis, which means you return home a few hours after your treatment to recover in the comfort of your home. A total shoulder replacement operation requires a hospital stay of 1-2 days, and you will be required to wear a sling for about 6 weeks.
A shoulder replacement typically lasts 15-20 years, at which time you will need to undergo another major surgical procedure so as to remove the old device and replace it with another. These consecutive procedures tend to carry higher risk, since there may be damage done to bone and tissue from the first procedure which then complicates the process. The Regeneris BioShoulder™ differs for each patient and therefore the amount of time before a patient needs another injection varies. More research is required to know exactly how long cellular therapy will last.
The Regeneris BioShoulder procedure involves two distinct, state-of-the-art technologies:
Stromal Vascular Fraction (SVF)
This technology is used to extract stem cells from autologous fat tissue, rather than blood or bone marrow. Removing stem cells through this method results in a much higher yield of the cells, which produces the best possible outcome from your procedure. The autologous fat is removed from the body via a minimally-invasive liposuction procedure under local anesthesia. The stem cells are then taken from the tissue and injected into the knee joint.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
This substance in your blood contains a high concentration of growth factors that stimulate the body’s healing response. When administered to an injured area, the platelets create an environment that heals tendons, muscles, ligaments and joints. PRP has been used as a dental and cosmetic therapy since the 1990s and more recently, has shown significant benefit in the medical realm.
About the Procedure
The Regeneris BioShoulder™ procedure is performed in the office on an outpatient basis, starting with the extraction of fat to collect the necessary stem cells. Blood is also drawn to process the PRP that will be administered along with the stem and progenitor cells. Under local anesthesia, the stem cells and platelet rich plasma are injected directly into the injured joint. In most cases, patients will only require one treatment session to achieve their full results.
You should be able to return to most of your regular activities within 1-2 days after your Regeneris BioShoulder™ procedure. The injected cells should immediately begin secreting growth factors to stimulate healing and dependent on the amount of regeneration that ensues, the results may vary but could last years. As you continue to age, you may need another BioHip procedure to maintain your improved comfort and range of motion in the joint. The timing and efficacy of this process are currently been looked at more closely in our research protocols.
The Regeneris BioShoulder™ is considered a new field of medicine, but experts of the technology estimate this procedure could eliminate the need for total shoulder replacement at some point in the future. Regeneris Medical® is currently looking for patients to participate in this new field and see for themselves the potential benefits of this non-invasive approach to joint degeneration. To learn more, contact Regeneris Medical® today at 855-734-3678.
Commonly Affected Areas
Our regenerative orthopedic patients are seeking stem cell therapy in the following areas:
The face is the only part of our body we cannot hide. It conveys our emotions and innermost feelings. Usually the face is first area in which people notice signs of aging. The Regeneris Cellu-Lift works to naturally rejuvenate the entire face, as opposed to more traditional solutions that target treatments of individual areas.
For those who are thinking about a neck lift but don’t want surgery, we offer the Regeneris Neck Lift as well as PRP and SVF injections with fat grafts along the jaw bone to lift and sculpt. Results typically last around 18 months to several years, all without ever going under the knife.
Shoulder pain can cause reduced range of motion and prevent patients from engaging fully in daily life, and can be caused by trauma or injury, arthritis, and other degenerative and age-related conditions. Those who suffer from shoulder pain can often avoid costly and painful surgeries with cellular therapies.
Pain in the hand and elbow can be debilitating, and can prevent patients from participating in activities of daily living. Potential has been discovered in application of cellular therapies for pain in the hand and elbow caused by arthritis, tendonitis, or other conditions.
Injury, arthritis, and other degenerative conditions can cause this kind of pain, and can prevent patients from walking or moving comfortably. Fortunately, treatments for joint pain of the foot and ankle can benefit from the potential of cellular therapies.
Neck and back pain can have many causes, two of the most common being degenerative disk disease and facet arthropathy. Pain can also be caused by arthritis of the facet joints, the small joints where vertebra connect to their adjacent neighboring vertebrae.
Ready to Get Started?
Whether you are experiencing pain as a result of injury or trauma, or if a condition such as arthritis has made it difficult to stand, walk, or run, our doctors can discuss your candidacy for regenerative treatments as well as answer any other questions you may have. Each case is unique, so personal consultations and customized treatment plans are determined based on your condition and goals.
Sign up to receive free information about Regeneris Medical and our procedures