Rotator cuff tendinitis is inflammation of the connective tissues that help the shoulder to move. The condition is also called an impinged shoulder or impingement syndrome.
One of the commonly treated areas of the body using stem cell therapy is the knee joint. It has been the most researched use of stem cells in regenerative orthopedic medicine. Knee pain is one of the leading causes of pain, 2 nd only to low back and spinal pain.
Novel stem-cell technology developed at Swinburne will be used to grow the massive number of stem cells required for a new hand-held 3-D printer that will enable surgeons to create patient-specific bone and cartilage.
Despite improvements in clinical outcomes and a low incidence of retears among patients who underwent either immediate or delayed surgical repair of a partial-thickness rotator cuff tear, results published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine showed delayed surgery yielded superior functional outcomes at 6 months postoperatively.
This article will provide an overview of this innovative and controversial course of treatment so that readers can understand the process and make an informed decision, along with their doctor or medical team, about whether stem cell therapy would be beneficial for them.