Rotator cuff disease (i.e., rotator cuff tendinopathy or tear) is a common cause of shoulder pain in persons with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI). It usually resolves with non-operative treatments such as pharmacological agents and physical therapy; however, when this fails, rotator cuff surgery may be the only option. Autologous adipose tissue injection has recently emerged as a promising new treatment for joint pain and soft tissue injury. Adipose can be used to provide cushioning and filling of structural defects and has been shown to have an abundance of bioactive elements and regenerative perivascular cells (pericytes). The purpose of this study is to explore the safety and efficacy of autologous, micro-fragmented adipose tissue (Lipogems®) injection under ultrasound guidance for chronic shoulder pain in persons with SCI.
1 Primary · 4 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Baseline and 4 weeks, 8 weeks, 12 weeks, and 24 weeks after the treatment.
10 Total Participants · 1 Treatment Group
Primary Treatment: Autologous micro-fragmented adipose tissue · No Placebo Group · Phase < 1
Age 18 - 70 · All Participants · 7 Total Inclusion CriteriaMark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you: