The wide range of various nonsurgical methods of treatment offered in the Sport-Med Cracow clinic based on the use of Stem Cells and blood platelets allows for a noninvasive therapy of the latest generation. It is recommended for those suffering from back pain, common injuries of the rotator cuff and labrum of the shoulder joint, as well as for those considering alloplasty of the shoulder joint due to arthritis or other degenerative diseases.
If you have injured your rotator cuff or if you experience pain connected with arthritis, an inflamed tendon, tendonitis or inflammation of the synovium, you may be a good candidate for procedures conducted at Sport-Med Cracow clinic.
Back pain is a very common condition, but operations in the rotator cuff area are particularly difficult due to the complex construction of the joint. Post-operative rehabilitation may be painful and usually a long rehabilitation period is required to regain strength and motion in the shoulder area.
As an alternative to operation of the shoulder joint, procedures conducted at the Sport-Med Cracow clinic help to relieve back pain and related conditions through a simple injection. Patients usually feel well after the procedure.
Comparison of rotator cuff operation and procedures using Stem Cells
Rotator cuff operation
- 6 weeks of wearing an orthosis
- From 2 weeks to 3 months: incapacity at work, depending on the profession
- Limited motor ability to 12 weeks
- Intensive and painful rehabilitation
- From 4 months to 1 year: return to complete health
- 6 out of 10 operations are unsuccessful
Procedures using Stem Cells
- No need for an operation
- Same Day procedurę based on injecting the patient’s own Stem Cells
- No need to wear an orthosis
- Minimal limitation of activity
- Short period of post-procedure rehabilitation
- Proven effectiveness
Methods using Stem Cells – Targeted procedures in the rotator cuff area
Procedures conducted at Sport-Med Cracow to treat conditions of the rotator cuff are a unique Same Day procedure. After years of research and perfection of the use of Stem Cells and blood platelets to correct damage to the rotator cuff, at the Sport-Med Cracow clinic we have managed to develop procedures that improve regenerative options for the rotator cuff without causing further damage to the area undergoing therapy which has lost motor facility due to a weakening of tissue. Use of Stem Cell injections and growth factors under visual monitoring allows for the supply of natural building blocks directly to the damaged location. Through mobilization of natural regenerative mechanisms of our body and elimination of the traumatizing factor of a surgical operation and atrophy caused by immobilization, the cutting-edge procedures used in the Sport-Med Cracow clinic allow for the attainment of good results in the treatment of partial tears of the rotator cuff, as well as promising results in the case of damage to the cuff with tendon retraction.
Briefly on injuries to the rotator cuff
The shoulder joint is an unusual and complex rotational joint. It is also the most mobile joint in our body. Its unique mobility is possible thanks to the fact that the joint socket is quite shallow, which requires the strong support of the head of the shoulder bone by a group of four tendons creating a rotator cuff during raising and rotation of the shoulder.
Tears in the rotator cuff are among the most common injuries to the shoulder joint. They are also among the most difficult to treat operationally. Of the 40,000 operations conducted yearly on damaged rotator cuffs, 6 to 10 of them are unsuccessful, leading to reduced strength, range of movement or repeated damage. The reasons are simple. The most recent studies have shown that beyond the injury, the main reason for tearing of the tendon is its weakening through the lack or insufficient amount of Stem Cells. It is easy to see that cutting the tendon, sewing it back again, and then immobilizing it causes additional damage to the regenerative potential of the joint, leading to difficulty in its healing.