What is the Regeneris Shoulder Protocol?

The Regeneris Shoulder protocol 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 Shoulder protocol 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 considering surgery as a solution. Regeneris Medical now offers the Regeneris Shoulder protocol, a minimally invasive option 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 Shoulder Protocol over Shoulder Replacement

There are numerous reasons why The Regeneris Shoulder protocol might be a better choice than surgery:

Anesthesia Risks

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 Shoulder protocol is performed using local anesthesia, thus reducing many of those risks.

Time in Hospital

A Regeneris Shoulder protocol 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.

Results

A shoulder replacement typically lasts 15-20 years, at which time you will need to undergo another major surgical procedure 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 Shoulder protocol 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.

State-of-the-Art Technology

The Regeneris Shoulder protocol 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.

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 can induce healing of the tendons, muscles, ligaments and joints. PRP has been used as a dental and cosmetic therapy since the 1990s and more recently, has shown potential benefit in the medical realm.

About the Procedure

The Regeneris Shoulder protocol 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 may 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 Shoulder protocol.  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 Regeneris Shoulder protocol to maintain your improved comfort and range of motion in the joint.  The timing and efficacy of this process are being looked at more closely in our research protocols.

 The Regeneris Shoulder protocol 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:

Knee

Several common causes of knee pain have shown positive response to regenerative treatments, including osteoarthritis, meniscus and other ligament damage, traumatic injuries, and other degenerative conditions. Other causes can include age-related degeneration and overuse conditions. By applying stem cell therapy we can alleviate most degenerative conditions through minimally invasive stem cell injections for your knee pain.

Hip

Hip pain can restrict mobility and prevent sufferers from enjoying activities of daily life. Hip surgery is often offered as a solution, but can result in lengthy and painful downtime. Alternatively, cellular therapies show promise in treating causes of hip pain such as injury, hip arthritis, and other degenerative conditions.

Shoulder

Shoulder pain can cause reduced range of motion and prevent patients from engaging fully in daily life. Common causes of shoulder pain include trauma or injury, arthritis, and other degenerative and age-related conditions. Those who suffer from shoulder pain can avoid costly and painful surgeries with cellular therapies.

 

Hand & Elbow

Pain in the elbows, hands, and wrist can be debilitating, and can prevent patients from participating in many activities of daily living. Cellular therapies have the potential to relieve pain in the elbow, hand, and wrist caused by arthritis, injury, and other degenerative conditions.

 

Foot & Ankle

Pain in the foot and ankle can feel especially debilitating due to it directly inhibiting mobility. Injury, arthritis, and other degenerative conditions can cause this kind of pain, and can prevent patients from walking or moving comfortably. Fortunately, cellular therapies for joint pain of the foot and ankle can provide potential benefit for patients.

 

Neck, Back & Spine

Neck and back pain can have many causes, two of the most common being degenerative disk disease and facet arthropathy. Some forms of back pain can also be caused by arthritis of the facet joints, the small joints where vertebra connect to their adjacent neighboring vertebrae. Fortunately, cellular therapies for neck, back and spine can provide potential benefit for patients.

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.

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