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Oct 1, 2017 · Stem Cell Therapy for Rotator Cuff Tears or Arthritis in Bones, Joints & Muscles

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.

Sep 22, 2017 · Shoulder Osteoarthritis in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Thank you for your quick reply. I consulted an Orthopedist last December 2016 for intermittent shoulder pain. The x-rays indicated a narrowing of the glenohumeral joint. He gave me a steroid injection and asked me to return six weeks later. I had mild relief but the soreness returned. On my follow up visit his words were ” I am a candidate for shoulder replacement.”, maybe he said this because I am 65 years old. I have no doubt I have osteoarthritis but the pain is intermittent and I still have full range of motion. I’ve had x-rays and an MRI. Both of these tests indicate I have osteoarthritis but before I have my shoulder replaced, it’s going to have to get much worse.

Sep 21, 2017 · Shoulder Osteoarthritis in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I have mild shoulder osteoarthritis it’s not really painful but a lot of discomfort. I went to an Orthopedist and he suggested shoulder replacement surgery. I decided to get a second opinion and the second doc said I didn’t need my shoulder replaced. The second Orthopedist said the current data does not indicate Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) helps osteoarthritis. Does anyone have any experience with PRP injections or stem cell injections?