Rotator cuff injuries are common, affecting nearly 2 million Americans every year. The experienced team at McKenna’s Orthopedics & Biologics in Decatur and Trophy Club, Texas, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of rotator cuff tears offering cutting-edge treatments to accelerate healing and reduce pain. For management of your rotator cuff injury from a team that offers advanced therapies, call the office today or book an appointment online.
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What is the rotator cuff?
Your rotator cuff is comprised of a group of muscles that come together to form the tendon that holds your humerus to your shoulder blade. Your rotator cuff gives you the mobility to lift and rotate your arm.
You may be at risk of developing a rotator cuff injury if you engage in repetitive movements that involve overhead motions with your shoulder, such as throwing a baseball or painting walls.
What are common rotator cuff injuries?
Rotator cuff injuries may occur from a single injury or develop over time due to degeneration. The two most common rotator cuff injuries managed at McKenna Orthopedics includes:
Rotator cuff tears
A rotator cuff tear may occur from a single injury or develop due to degeneration of the tissue that occurs with aging.
Rotator cuff tendinitis
Rotator cuff tendinitis is an inflammation of the tendon occurring from repetitive movements of the shoulder.
If you have pain in your shoulder, whether it came on suddenly or has been slowly getting worse over time, the team at McKenna Orthopedics can find the underlying cause of your pain and provide the most impactful treatment.
What treatments can improve my rotator cuff?
Initially, your specialist at McKenna Orthopedics may recommend rest, ice, and physical therapy for your rotator cuff injury. But if your pain fails to improve after conservative treatments, your specialist may recommend more invasive treatments such as injections or surgery.
The team at McKenna Orthopedics also offers stem cell therapy as a treatment for rotator cuff injuries. Research indicates that when combined with surgical repair of the rotator cuff, stem cell therapy improves long-term health and healing of the rotator cuff.
How can stem cell therapy help my rotator cuff?
The team at McKenna Orthopedics uses a special technique that combines the stem cells from your bone marrow with an amniotic tissue. This innovative approach creates a therapeutic treatment rich in growth factors and prostaglandins that significantly accelerates the regeneration of new tissue. The prostaglandins inhibit inflammation, which allows the growth factors and stem cells to move on to the next stage of healing a lot faster, which is the regeneration of new, healthier tissue.
The team at McKenna Orthopedics offers nonsurgical stem cell therapy injections and stem cell enhanced surgery.
Rotator cuff injuries are common and can make everyday tasks difficult. For cutting-edge treatment of your rotator cuff injury to accelerate the healing, call McKenna Orthopedics today or book an appointment online.