Stem Cells for Labral Tear Recovery

The labrum is a section of tissue that covers the rim of the shoulder and hip joints. It keeps the “ball” of these ball-and-socket joints in place, providing essential stability and alignment. 

Unfortunately, if these joints are overused or subject to sudden trauma, you may experience a labral tear. Labral tears are serious injuries that can take six months to fully heal. 

Patients today may be able to heal faster and more effectively with stem cell therapy. Read on to learn more about this regenerative therapy for labral tears!

What is a Labral Tear?

Labral tears can vary from a small tear or fray on the edge of the labrum to a complete separation of the labrum from the socket bone. With this injury, you may experience:

  • Pain in the hip, buttocks, or groin (for hip labral tears)
  • Pain in the shoulder (for shoulder labral tears)
  • Sensation of the joint locking, catching, or clicking with movement
  • Stiffness and reduced range of motion in the affected joint
  • Disrupted sleep due to joint pain

You may be at an increased risk for labral tears if you partake in repetitive movements (with certain sports, for example) or have age-related joint degeneration. 

How Stem Cells Help with Labral Tear Recovery

Stem cell therapy is a non-surgical treatment that can help heal a labral tear by stimulating the body’s healing process. Stem cells are unique, as they can regenerate into virtually all cells with specialized functions. This makes them invaluable to the tissue recovery process. Unfortunately, the body’s natural stem cells become significantly less effective with age. 

By injecting stem cells into the area affected by a labral tear, it’s possible to boost the body’s regenerative capabilities. This helps heal the damaged labral tissue faster while preventing damage to the surrounding tissue. 

Ready to learn more about stem cells for labral tear recovery? Find a regenerative physician in your area with the Regenerative Medicine Now database

Mira Swave, MD

Contributor at Regenerative Medicine Now

Mira Swave, M.D. is a specialist in the field of Regenerative Medicine.
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