Beverly Hills, California (PRWEB) May 28, 2014
The Beverly Hills Orthopedic Institute is now offering stem cell procedures for patients with shoulder injuries to help achieve pain relief and avoid surgery. For individuals with rotator cuff tears, shoulder dislocations and tendonitis, the injections may heal the condition and get patients back into desired activities. For more information and scheduling, call (310) 247-0466.
When a person sustains a shoulder injury traumatically such as a rotator cuff tear or a shoulder dislocation, chronic pain may result ending up in a need for surgery. Surgery is often successful, however, there are significant risks and a potential lengthy recovery period.
As a Double Board Certified Los Angeles orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Raj has been a pioneer in stem cell procedures for shoulder injuries along with degenerative arthritis. He said, "Regenerative medicine procedures for shoulder injuries have been revolutionary. If you look at what happened to a professional dancer like Mark Ballas recently on Dancing With the Stars where he dislocated his shoulder, stem cell therapy can help stabilize the joint."
The stem cell procedures are performed as an outpatient and involve one of two methods. The first involves bone marrow derived stem cells, which are harvested directly from the patient, immediately processed, and then injected into the shoulder. The therapy contains concentrated stem cells and growth factors.
The second therapy option involves amniotic derived stem cells, which contain no embryonic stem cells and therefore avoid any ethical concerns. The amniotic fluid is processed at an FDA regulated lab, causes no rejection issues and is rich with stem cells, growth factors and hyaluronic acid.
Said Dr. Raj, "The combination of stem cells, growth factors, hyaluronic acid and cytokines in the fluid has been amazing for healing shoulder injuries. We've been able to help a lot of patients avoid the need for surgery and get back to high level athletic activities much sooner than with a surgery and associated rehab!"
Beverly Hills Orthopedic Institute accepts most insurance plans. Dr. Raj is an ABC News Medical Correspondent and a WebMD medical expert. For more information about the stem cell therapy and to make appointments, call (310) 247-0466.