Stem Cell Therapy for Rotator Cuff Tears or Arthritis

Posted by peterauen @peterauen, Feb 15, 2017

I understand that the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Department offers stem cell therapy for patients with rotator cuff tears. Where can I learn more about this procedure and decide if I am possibly a candidate for such a procedure? I am 74 years old and have been diagnosed with a total rotator cuff tear. Thank you.

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@pat3316

Would like to hear how the PRP Injection helped a painfull shoulder. If someone had Stem Cell Injection what were your results.

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Hello @pat3316, I moved your discussion and combined it with an existing discussion on stem cell therapy for rotator cuffs and shoulder arthritis. I did this because there have been some members discussing your exact question. If you are replying by email, I suggest you click on VIEW & REPLY so that you can read through what other members have posted about stem cell therapy for rotator cuffs. There is also some information on Mayo Clinic's consult line.

@pat3316, if you are comfortable sharing, are you researching stem cell therapy specifically for a rotator cuff injury and shoulder pain?

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@pat3316

Would like to hear how the PRP Injection helped a painfull shoulder. If someone had Stem Cell Injection what were your results.

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Yes, I am scheduled next week for an injection. Also interested in how effective they are for other joints as well. Thank for moving my question.

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@pat3316

Would like to hear how the PRP Injection helped a painfull shoulder. If someone had Stem Cell Injection what were your results.

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I'm just researching for my knee if surgeon mentions surgery. Just being proactive! Thanks for the info!

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@josephmike

I’ve had the same diagnosis. One Orthopedist said I need shoulder replacement. I got a second opinion and the Orthopedist said I didn’t need shoulder replacement. I do have intermittent shoulder pain which is a nuisance. I’m getting a cortisone shot tomorrow. Doctor said I could have it done four times a year. My internist says that some data suggest platelet rich injections can help with shoulder osteoarthritis. I may have that done first since it is much less expensive than stem cell injections.

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I am having the PRP Injection this week Did you ever get it .. I see you noted this back in October. Thanks

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@JustinMcClanahan

Hello @peterauen, welcome to Connect. Thank you for posing the question regarding stem cell treatments and shoulders. We have active discussions taking place on Connect regarding stem cells treatments for knees and hips, but this brings up a great point.

Mayo Clinic hosted an hour long webinar all about stem cells. You can find that video here, http://mayocl.in/29QNxKK. I reviewed the webinar, and although it does not directly address stem cells and shoulders, another Mayo Clinic member did post a question about that:

“Will this work for shoulders?”

Answer: “Yes, we currently perform treatments on the shoulder. If you would like to seek consultation at Mayo Clinic, call 612-313-0520 for our Minneapolis location or 507-266-9100 for our Rochester location. You can also visit our Regenerative Medicine Consult Service page for more information: http://mayocl.in/1Ag7duN.”

@peterauen, is this the information you were looking for? Have you seen a physician regarding your rotator cuff and what information did they give you?

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What is your success rate for rotator cuff treatment. I just found out I have a tear and just had an MRI. I hate the idea of surgery and being away from my activities for as long as it take to recover. Please contact me at my email address I used to register. Darsr

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@JustinMcClanahan

Hello @peterauen, welcome to Connect. Thank you for posing the question regarding stem cell treatments and shoulders. We have active discussions taking place on Connect regarding stem cells treatments for knees and hips, but this brings up a great point.

Mayo Clinic hosted an hour long webinar all about stem cells. You can find that video here, http://mayocl.in/29QNxKK. I reviewed the webinar, and although it does not directly address stem cells and shoulders, another Mayo Clinic member did post a question about that:

“Will this work for shoulders?”

Answer: “Yes, we currently perform treatments on the shoulder. If you would like to seek consultation at Mayo Clinic, call 612-313-0520 for our Minneapolis location or 507-266-9100 for our Rochester location. You can also visit our Regenerative Medicine Consult Service page for more information: http://mayocl.in/1Ag7duN.”

@peterauen, is this the information you were looking for? Have you seen a physician regarding your rotator cuff and what information did they give you?

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I had a PRP Injection yesterday… painful injection but no pain after. I will keep you posted on my progress and results.. keeping my arm quiet for 72 hours.

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Has anyone tried or had success with Regenerative Medicine. I am interested in Stem Cell Injection for my Hip. It is not covered by insurance and quite pricey $5,000+. I had P RP Injection for slight tear in rotator cuff and after a month it has improved but not perfect. This Injection was $500 not covered by insurance either. I am hearing more and more on Regenerstive Medicine and hoping it is the way of the future for pain and avoiding or delaying surgery. Thank you.

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@pat3316

Has anyone tried or had success with Regenerative Medicine. I am interested in Stem Cell Injection for my Hip. It is not covered by insurance and quite pricey $5,000+. I had P RP Injection for slight tear in rotator cuff and after a month it has improved but not perfect. This Injection was $500 not covered by insurance either. I am hearing more and more on Regenerstive Medicine and hoping it is the way of the future for pain and avoiding or delaying surgery. Thank you.

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Hello @pat3316,

I apologize, I moved your discussion to the wrong current discussion. I meant to merge it with a conversation taking place on stem cell treatments for hips. You can look at that conversation here, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/stem-cell-therapy-for-hip/. I will submit to have your discussion post merged with the correct discussion.

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@JustinMcClanahan

Hello @peterauen, welcome to Connect. Thank you for posing the question regarding stem cell treatments and shoulders. We have active discussions taking place on Connect regarding stem cells treatments for knees and hips, but this brings up a great point.

Mayo Clinic hosted an hour long webinar all about stem cells. You can find that video here, http://mayocl.in/29QNxKK. I reviewed the webinar, and although it does not directly address stem cells and shoulders, another Mayo Clinic member did post a question about that:

“Will this work for shoulders?”

Answer: “Yes, we currently perform treatments on the shoulder. If you would like to seek consultation at Mayo Clinic, call 612-313-0520 for our Minneapolis location or 507-266-9100 for our Rochester location. You can also visit our Regenerative Medicine Consult Service page for more information: http://mayocl.in/1Ag7duN.”

@peterauen, is this the information you were looking for? Have you seen a physician regarding your rotator cuff and what information did they give you?

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Hello Peter. What was your final decision? Did you have surgery or the stem cell therapy? I also have a completely torn rotator cuff. My Essentia Health surgeon in Duluth, MN offered a new option called Superior Capsular Reconstruction. Google it and see what you think, then please reply if you would. Nancy

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@littlebug

I am being told my only solution for my damaged shoulder is reverse shoulder replacement. This is very invasive and I would be interested in stem cell as an option first. Does Mayo Clinic provide stem cell therapy for both torn rotator cuff and the cartilage between the bones? If so does anyone have experience with this treatment for the shoulder?

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Do you know of any free stem cell therapy for shower, I have partial tear

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@shoulder

Do you know of any free stem cell therapy for shower, I have partial tear

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i did stem cells for knee and back.

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I am being told my only solution for my damaged shoulder is reverse shoulder replacement. This is very invasive and I would be interested in stem cell as an option first. Does Mayo Clinic provide stem cell therapy for both torn rotator cuff and the cartilage between the bones? If so does anyone have experience with this treatment for the shoulder?

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Hello @littlebug and @shoulder, welcome to Connect. @littlebug, I moved your discussion and combined it with an existing discussion titled, "Stem cell therapy for rotator cuff tears." I did this so all of the members discussing this topic would see your message and so that you could both have a chance to read through some of their replies. I also invite you to check out the following discussion on reverse shoulder replacements, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/reverse-shoulder-replacement/. I have also share information in this discussion about the regenerative medicine consult service at Mayo Clinic that would be better equipped to ask specifically about stem cell treatments for shoulder injuries. You can find that post here, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/comment/94770/.

@littlebug and @shoulder, what sort of mobility and use do you have with your shoulders currently? Is there bone damage?

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@JustinMcClanahan

Hello @littlebug and @shoulder, welcome to Connect. @littlebug, I moved your discussion and combined it with an existing discussion titled, "Stem cell therapy for rotator cuff tears." I did this so all of the members discussing this topic would see your message and so that you could both have a chance to read through some of their replies. I also invite you to check out the following discussion on reverse shoulder replacements, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/reverse-shoulder-replacement/. I have also share information in this discussion about the regenerative medicine consult service at Mayo Clinic that would be better equipped to ask specifically about stem cell treatments for shoulder injuries. You can find that post here, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/comment/94770/.

@littlebug and @shoulder, what sort of mobility and use do you have with your shoulders currently? Is there bone damage?

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I would advise people with questions on stem cells to check with Mayo Clinic and Regenexx. I use regenexx because a local dr uses their techniques. They have a great web site and you can talk to someone for info.

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I am looking for people who have had stem cell therapy on a rotator cuff injury and there results.

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