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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@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.

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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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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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