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Rotator Cuff

Rotator Cuff Injuries and Stem Cell Transplants

Introduction The rotator cuff is one of the most important musculoskeletal regions because it stabilizes the shoulder joint. The shoulder is prone to injury, which can occur either suddenly or over time. Many people with rotator cuff injuries are restricted from doing activities they used to. The treatments are variable, ranging from conservative pain management to a full-blown reconstruction. There is new evidence that stem cells may be useful in managing rotator cuff injuries. What is the rotator cuff and how can it be injured? The rotator cuff is made up of the tendons of 4 muscles: the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, and subscapularis. These muscles insert on the humerus and stabilize shoulder motion. A rotator cuff injury occurs either suddenly or over time. People with injuries describe one- sided shoulder pain that is worse with sleeping on that side or reaching overhead. Their range of motion is limited. In

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Rotator Cuff

Rotator Cuff Injuries

Introduction The rotator cuff is one of the most important stabilizing musculoskeletal regions. Because it is responsible for stabilizing the shoulder joint, it gets a lot of use, which can lead to injury. Those Rotator cuff tears vary in severity, from a mild inconvenience to a debilitating injury. The treatments vary with the severity, and there is new research suggesting that stem cell therapy may be very useful. What is the rotator cuff? The rotator cuff is made up of the tendons of 4 muscles. Those muscles are the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, and subscapularis. These muscles insert on the humerus, the upper bone of the arm. They stabilize shoulder motion. An injury is defined as either an issue in one of the tendons or a tear in the muscles. The tear can be partial or full, meaning it goes all the way through. What risk factors increase the risk

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