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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Shoulder Pain From Impingement? Try Orthobiologics Before Surgery

    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.

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  • Stem Cells for Partial Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears

    Stem Cells for Partial Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears

    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.

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  • Video Showing Outcome 6 Months After Stem Cell Injection For Partial Thickness Rotator Cuff Tear

    Video Showing Outcome 6 Months After Stem Cell Injection For Partial Thickness Rotator Cuff Tear

    This patient has a 50% tear of the supraspinatus tendon. He was treated with a single ultrasound guided injection of autologous bone marrow derived stem cells from a posterior iliac crest marrow aspiration done in the office under local anesthesia.

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  • Announcing Study Enrollment for our rotator cuff study

    The Dallas PRP and Stem Cell Center has now enrolled 16 patients in a study to determine if an office based bone marrow derived stem cell injection can help a partial thickness rotator cuff tendon heal. The study is expected to enroll a total of 25 patients who will be followed for 1 year after the stem cell treatment.

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  • Our latest patient in our rotator cuff stem cell study

    or the last 1.5 years we have been doing an in office study looking at trying to get partial thickness rotator cuff tendons to heal with a single injection of bone marrow derived stem cells. We are enrolling 25 patients and this is the procedure video from #21 done today! If you think you might be a candidate for one of the last 4 spots call our office at 214-385-4861 or -4860. There is no cost to be in the study.

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