Shoulder Injury & Rotator Cuff Injections
Behind knee injuries, shoulders count for the most commonly injured area in active individuals. Our work with professional athletes has demonstrated great success in treating shoulder injuries like rotator cuff and AC joint separations with the targeted injection of Biologics.
A regimen of customized and targeted application of Biologics—Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) and Stem Cell Treatments can provide a viable alternative to shoulder surgery. The shoulder joint is very difficult to repair surgically and shoulder surgeries can often do more harm than good. Like any surgical intervention, shoulder surgeries come with a set of risks from complications and a guaranteed rehab time of months to return to even a basic fitness level. We look first to less invasive methods to get you back to doing what you love.
Shoulder Injections can help the following conditions:
- Rotator cuff tears
- Arthritis of the shoulder joint
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- Labral tears or degeneration
- Rotator cuff tendonitis and tendonosis
- AC Joint Separation
- Recurrent shoulder dislocations
Utah's first medical doctor specializing in Stem Cell Therapy for Shoulder Injuries, since 2007.
A complicated rotator cuff injury had this local news anchor and grandfather headed for surgery with uncertain outcomes. Instead, he consulted with Dr. Albano at the Albano Clinic and says the stem cell and PRP injections he received helped him heal enough to use physical therapy to get back to a full range of motion in his shoulder.
For years, the medical establishment has put an emphasis on reducing inflammation and employed liberal use of anti-inflammatory drugs, typically NSAID drugs like ibuprofen and naproxen and or steroids. We now know that inhibiting or slowing your body’s natural inflammatory response slows healing by preventing naturally occurring repair cells from reaching your injury. Our targeted Biologic treatments are designed to provoke an inflammatory response while increasing the number of healing cells in the injured area.
Platelet Rich Plasma Treatments
Used in maxillofacial and plastic surgery since the early 1980s, the technique has been developed recently to aid in the treatment of professional athletes, recovering from injuries. We draw your own blood and concentrate the platelets to 4 to 5 times beyond normal and, using ultrasound to guide us, inject them precisely into injured areas. The treatment also activates stem cells in the injured area calling them into action. The procedure can be used in combination with stem cell treatments or alone.
Stem Cell Treatments
Adult stem cells are cells from your own body that are essentially “un-programmed” meaning that they can turn into other cell types (differentiate). They are naturally occurring cells that are can renew themselves and turn into other cells (differentiate). They are inside your body and are an essential component of the healing process. We know areas of the body where more stem cells occur, bone marrow for example. We are able to harvest these cells from your own tissues in high concentration and direct them with exact precision to the injured area.