Regenerative Medicine For Rotator Cuff Tears
Rotator tears usually develop gradually due to stress, overuse and natural wear and tear.
Your shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint in which the ball of your upper arm bone fits into the socket of your shoulder blade. The rotator cuff is a network of four muscles that come together as tendons forming a covering around the head of the upper arm bone keeping the arm bone firmly attached to the socket of the shoulder blade (scapula).
The rotator tears usually develop gradually due to stress, overuse and natural wear and tear. People who repeatedly lift their arms overhead are more vulnerable to overuse tears. These include athletes such as tennis players, swimmers, weightlifters and basketball pitchers. A tear in the rotator cuff produces a lot of pain and also contributes to instability in the shoulder joint. If it is severe, there may be weakness or an inability to lift the arm.
AZ Regenerative Medicine uses regenerative cell therapy, which has been fortified and enhanced with cytokines and additional natural growth factors to aid in the recovery of rotator cuff injuries. After injection directly into the rotator cuff, these cells combine with the body’s own natural immune cells and aid the body in repairing the tear.