A trauma injury or overuse can result in tendon tears, causing severe pain and restricting movement. Sports injuries are a common source of tendon tears, but injuries to tendons become more likely with aging. If you have a tendon injury and need treatment, Dr. Steven Struhl at Regenerative Orthopaedics offers stem cell therapy for tendon tears. We have locations in UES New York City and White Plains for stem cell treatment.
Tendons connect the muscles to bone and are prone to damage when stretched beyond their limits. A severe twist of an ankle can tear an Achilles tendon, or landing on an outstretched arm can tear a rotator cuff. Tendons can also be torn from repetitive use, and older individuals are more susceptible to these tears as tendons become more fragile. Severe tendon tears may require surgery to heal, but stem cell therapy could be an alternative for some people with tendon injuries.
Regenerative Medicine for Tendon Injuries
Stem cell therapy is a type of regenerative medicine that stimulates the body’s own healing properties. Stem cells are harvested from the bone marrow or fat tissue of a patient. It is then filtered and concentrated through a centrifuge and injected at the injury site. Stem cell therapy gives the body blank cells to repair tendon tissue, and it also helps reduce inflammation and pain to speed up healing. The procedure can be completed in an office visit and is a less invasive option compared to tendon repair surgery.
If you have a torn rotator cuff or painful elbow with a tendon injury, contact us at Regenerative Orthopaedics to schedule your appointment with Dr. Struhl. Stem cell therapy may be an option to relieve your torn tendon pain and help with healing. We have locations in White Plains and NYC for your convenience.