Non-Responsive Shoulder Pain with Osteoarthritis and Rotator Cuff Tears Treated With Autologous Micro-Fragmented and Minimally Manipulated Adipose Tissue under Continuous Ultrasound Guidance

R. Striano, RMSK, N. Bilbool, MD, G. Malanga, MD

Chronic shoulder pain due to osteoarthritis is often associated with rotator cuff pathology and affects a large portion of the adult population. It results in substantial pain and impairments of daily functions, such as loss of range of motion, inability to elevate the arm, increasing pain with activity and gradual worsening over time, thus limiting activity and quality of life. Patients are often refractory to current nonoperative treatments and often require total shoulder arthroplasty.