This short video clip shows the subacromial space after a successful rotator cuff repair done for a 2cm complete tear in the tendon. The tendon is completely healed and the sutures are not even visible because the tendon and bursal tissues grow right around and over them. 2 years after surgery, using this arthroscopic surgery technique, 93% of the time this is the result we get...proven by MRI scans or ultrasound scans! We are now researching how to match these excellent rotator cuff repair results in larger tears and more chronic tears by adding orthobiologics like PRP (Platelet rich plasma) or stem cells (bone marrow concentrate) or microfat (adipose)
With mounting registry data, we are able to tell patients and their families about how long a PRP injection might help with their SLAP lesion symptoms. We are trying to decrease their pain and improve their function. But surgery is still the gold standard for anyone who still has pain or dysfunction with a type 2 SLAP lesion.
Frisco, Mckinney, Plano Texas....Did you know that adding PRP to a rotator cuff repair reduces retear rates?
Texas Orthobiologics is bringing America's #1 Regenerative Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery Clinic to Frisco, Texas, McKinney, Texas, Plano, Texas, Allen, Texas, and surrounding north Dallas communities. Our motto is that you deserve to live your best life without pain....and we have the latest nonsurgical ways to get you there. Sometimes, like with a complete rotator cuff tendon tear in the shoulder, surgery in unavoidable....but we have you covered there too! We can use PRP (platelet rich plasma) or Bone Marrow Concentrate (stem cells) to get you a better surgical result. We have been setting the standard in this growing specialty for 15 years now.
For a rotator cuff tear that needs to be anchored back to the bone....arthroscopic surgery works extremely well when done well and rehabbed well. Recent studies show a 91% success rate when adding a little bit of regenerative medicine also!
Shoulder pain, weakness, and stiffness can make it challenging to carry out everyday tasks like driving a car, brushing your teeth, and even reaching for something on a shelf. If you suffer from chronic shoulder pain or have experienced a shoulder injury, you might wonder about the cause and your treatment options. At Texas Orthobiologics, we will make the diagnosis and also give you all your treatment options - from medications to therapy to regenerative medicine, or even surgical options.
Shoulder pain from any cause can be a debilitating experience. For many people, the pain in their shoulder may come from an injury to the rotator cuff tendons. The pain and disability can be so significant that they are unable to sleep or work for any length of time. The good news is there are nonsurgical options like regenerative medicine that have been shown in clinical research to significantly reduce pain and increase function without surgery.
Shoulder Pain? Come to where the research is done! Click the slide for our most recent rotator cuff study.
Don Buford, MD will be presenting this research study next at the 2021 ARMI Spring Conference. In the study, patients with shoulder pain from rotator cuff tears were treating with cellular therapy (bone marrow concentrate) in a single in office injection. 2 years later, patients still had 80% pain reduction and were 84% better (SANE score) by their own report.
More level 1 evidence that PRP is as good or better than a steroid injection for rotator cuff tendinopathy.
Even Low Dose PRP is as good or better than a steroid shot!
There is a new level 1 study the the Journal of Arthroscopy comparing steroid and PRP injections for partial thickness rotator cuff tears.
Here is another example of how we use Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) in an orthopedic surgery practice to minimize the need for surgery. Our patient had shoulder impingement and pain for 2-3 months before seeing us. We put him on a rehab program and did a subacromial steroid injection. Unfortunately that did not work over the next 4-6 weeks. Traditionally, he would now be considered for a subacromial decompression…an arthroscopic surgical procedure that requires some rehab and “downtime” to recover. Instead, were did a subacromial PRP injection, using his own blood in a 30 minute ultrasound guided office procedure, and within the next 2 months he was pain free.
These MRIs are from patient #17 in our ongoing study. At 6 months his cuff tear is smaller…he is having no pain and is back to all activities. We are following patients for a full year in this study. We need 4 more patients to complete our enrollment of 25.