Rotator Cuff Repair
Nonsurgical treatments for rotator cuff injuries include cold treatments, compression, casting and bracing, rest, exercise, PRP and Stem Cell treatment (PRP or Platelet-Rich Plasma is a treatment method that involves therapeutic injections to add relief to tendon injuries and osteoarthritis pain.
PRP Injections for Rotator Cuff
PRP injections consist of blood-based growth factors taken straight from the patient’s blood plasma and applied to an injured area–causing new tissues to formulate and thus both alleviate inflammation in the tissue and promote the additional formation of tissue.
Stem Cell Treatment for Rotator Cuff
Stem cell therapies are still considered experimental by the FDA, but are being used more frequently to stimulate repair or healing of injured tissue and joints. Dr. Tallman’s stem cells treatment will involve taking a patient’s own mesenchymal stem cells from the hip or pelvic bones, then injecting the stem cells into the area of injury to stimulate or facilitate the healing and body’s own repair.