CASE STUDY: 83 YEAR OLD FEMALE BONE-ON-BONE SHOULDER ARTHRITIS WITH ROTATOR CUFF TEAR.
83 YO female with advanced bone-on-bone shoulder arthritis with a torn rotator cuff. Pain is rated 8/10 on a 0-10 scale with 10 being worst pain. The patient is unable to sleep on the affected side, can’t raise the arm above 90 degrees, is unable to reach overhead or behind when dressing. Patient is unable to dress or reach above without severe pain. Orthopedist recommended joint replacement surgery and the patient does not want surgery. Quality of life is severely affected by shoulder pain.
At 5 week follow up today pain has improved from an 8/10 to a 4/10. Range of motion is not painful and has improved from 80/180 to 120/180. The patient states she can now dress without pain for the first time in ages. While this is a single report the results are typical with the vast majority of shoulders we have treated.
We combine biologic cellular therapies with expert, state-of-the diagnostic and interventional ultrasound guidance to ensure our regenerative therapy is deployed with precision. We believe the precise delivery and visual confirmation by live advanced ultrasound imaging ensuring each area of tissue damage is completely treated contributes the positive outcomes we are seeing.
Below is the live ultrasound imaging of the deployment of Lipogems into the targeted tissues in the painful shoulder with pin-point accuracy. These included the abnormal bicep tendon, the torn rotator cuff tendon and the arthritic shoulder joint.