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.

@vignali

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

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Hello @vignali, welcome to Connect. I moved your discussion and combined it with an exhisting discussion titled, "Stem cell therapy for rotator cuff tears or arthritis." I did this so you could meet the members discussing this subject already, and so that you could also read through the previous posts. If you are replying by email, I suggest clicking on VIEW & REPLY so that you will be brought directly to the new location of your discussion and post.

@vignali, while you check out some of the other posts and wait for other members to respond, are you comfortable sharing what shoulder issues you are having? Pain, mobility, strength?

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I have a full tear rotator cuff I don’t want surgery I had rotator cuff surgery last year on my right shoulder I just can’t gonthru that again my left shoulder has a full tear my previous surgeon said I have two options one to do the full replacement or repair it same as before with robotics I git two other options said I do not need a full replacement so I’m upset with the surgeon that I used before my right shoulder I fell and tore it off the bone my left I still have full motion just in pain in center of my arm my neurologist said fur my age to get the stem cells. I’m gain since I did it for my knees with great results.
I’m told with complete tears it’s best to get surgery I have two other irtopetic doctors want to do stem cells. My problem I don’t want to do stem cells if it doesn’t work on a full tear. I’m told I have no bone on bone in my shoulders just some arthritis. I want to do the stem cells, I’m just concern about the truth which way to go since I have Ben lie to by my previous surgeon. My question will stem cells work on my shoulder with a complete tear rather then surgery .

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@JustinMcClanahan

Hello @vignali, welcome to Connect. I moved your discussion and combined it with an exhisting discussion titled, "Stem cell therapy for rotator cuff tears or arthritis." I did this so you could meet the members discussing this subject already, and so that you could also read through the previous posts. If you are replying by email, I suggest clicking on VIEW & REPLY so that you will be brought directly to the new location of your discussion and post.

@vignali, while you check out some of the other posts and wait for other members to respond, are you comfortable sharing what shoulder issues you are having? Pain, mobility, strength?

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Don’t know how to get to where you are saying to go

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@nantzjayn

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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Hi interest to see if you had stem cells on a complete torn rotator cuff

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@JustinMcClanahan

Hello @vignali, welcome to Connect. I moved your discussion and combined it with an exhisting discussion titled, "Stem cell therapy for rotator cuff tears or arthritis." I did this so you could meet the members discussing this subject already, and so that you could also read through the previous posts. If you are replying by email, I suggest clicking on VIEW & REPLY so that you will be brought directly to the new location of your discussion and post.

@vignali, while you check out some of the other posts and wait for other members to respond, are you comfortable sharing what shoulder issues you are having? Pain, mobility, strength?

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Are any of you watching SECOND OPINION on PBS. had a great show w patient on PAIN. Mentioned PRP and stem cells. But I had my PRP and Stem cells out of fat in hip. There is supposed to b more cells in fat, then from bones.

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Mine came from both fat and bone. My doctor believes a combination of the 2 is better than just one alone. Two years later and still no pain.

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@talan

Mine came from both fat and bone. My doctor believes a combination of the 2 is better than just one alone. Two years later and still no pain.

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i agree. Lots of doubters out there. Have to do your home work and read up on it. All i can say is no pain pills and no cane or the pain of going through tkr.

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@talan

Mine came from both fat and bone. My doctor believes a combination of the 2 is better than just one alone. Two years later and still no pain.

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I’m 71 years old. Seen 4 drs who do stem cells. Both ways. But due to other health issues like chronic body inflammation they are afraid I’ll not be able to tolerate the stem cell treatment. That is confusing to me

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@12061948

I’m 71 years old. Seen 4 drs who do stem cells. Both ways. But due to other health issues like chronic body inflammation they are afraid I’ll not be able to tolerate the stem cell treatment. That is confusing to me

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Welcome to MayoClinicConnect @12061948 . You’ve asked about stem cell therapy for a rotator cuff problem. The doctors have mentioned that health issues and chronic body inflammation could cause you to not tolerate the therapy. What did the doctors say to you? If you are confused, maybe you can make a second appointment and ask for a clearer explanation. Take your spouse or a friend with you and take notes!

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@james611

Spouse has a torn rotator cuff, anybody have experience with PRP and stem cell injections

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I have had both prp and stem cell therapy for 2 different knees and used 2 different dr.’s. Had good results with prp. No results at all with stem cell therapy probably due to using the wrong dr.
Not sure if either of these are good for torn rotator cuff. Good luck to you.

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@james611

Spouse has a torn rotator cuff, anybody have experience with PRP and stem cell injections

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@debzom, Thank you for sharing your experience with PRP and stem cell therapy. It sure helps others understand more about alternative treatments. Be safe and protected. Chris

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@debzom

I have had both prp and stem cell therapy for 2 different knees and used 2 different dr.’s. Had good results with prp. No results at all with stem cell therapy probably due to using the wrong dr.
Not sure if either of these are good for torn rotator cuff. Good luck to you.

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Thanks for your feedback

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Spouse has a torn rotator cuff, anybody have experience with PRP and stem cell injections

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@james611

Spouse has a torn rotator cuff, anybody have experience with PRP and stem cell injections

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Hello @james611, welcome to Connect. You may notice I moved your discussion and combined it with an existing discussion titled "Stem cell therapy for rotator cuff tears and arthritis." I did this so you could read through all of the posts members have shared about their experience with your situation. @james611, is your spouse's tear a partial or full? How are they doing with pain and mobility?

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@JustinMcClanahan

Hello @james611, welcome to Connect. You may notice I moved your discussion and combined it with an existing discussion titled "Stem cell therapy for rotator cuff tears and arthritis." I did this so you could read through all of the posts members have shared about their experience with your situation. @james611, is your spouse's tear a partial or full? How are they doing with pain and mobility?

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Spouse has a complete tear of the supraspinatus with two centimeters of retraction. Been to several Dr.’s in the area, getting mixed advice, not interested in getting surgery. She is 69 yrs. old plays lots of tennis, and golf. I guess my question is, if no surgery, can PRP, and poss. Stem cell relieve pain enough to return to former activity level? Lastly, if surgery were to be done, are better results possible if PRP & Stem cell treatments are part of the treatment?

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