Lipogems®, Platelet Rich Plasma Procedures (PRP) and stem cell treatments for Shoulder pain

The shoulder is one of the strongest joints in the body and is essential for almost any activity. Stem cell therapy, Lipogems® adipose tissue transfer and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment can help people suffering from shoulder pain and provide an alternative to shoulder replacement surgery.

Many shoulder injuries are sports-related including dislocations, fractures and rotator cuff damage.

The rotator cuff is made up of muscles and tendons which connect the upper arm bone to the shoulder blade. The tendons and muscles hold the upper arm bone into the shoulder socket. This structure produces the greatest range of motion of any joint in the body.

The rotator cuff helps you lift and rotate your arm but the rotator cuff tendons can tear or get pinched by the bones around them.

Shoulder pain is also caused by bursitis. This is when the bursa, a sac filled with fluid which sits between your rotator cuff and your shoulder joint, becomes inflamed.

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis found in the shoulder.  Osteoarthritis is caused by wear and tear when the smooth cartilage which covers the ends of the bones gets worn away. There are two shoulder joints which can be affected by osteoarthritis – the glenohumeral joint which provides most of the shoulder motion and the acromioclavicular (AC) joint which is a smaller joint at the top of the shoulder.  People who have arthritis in the AC joint are at risk of developing rotator cuff tears.

Initially, shoulder injuries may be treated with anti-inflammatory medicines, physiotherapy, and corticosteroid injections. Depending on the injury, rotator cuff or shoulder replacement surgery may be recommended.

Stem cell therapy, Lipogems® adipose tissue transfer and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment can be used to treat a number of shoulder conditions and provide an alternative to surgery. Shoulder surgery is challenging because of the complexity of the joint and post-operative recovery can be painful. 

People who choose stem cell therapy, Lipogems® adipose tissue transfer and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment typically have a much quicker recovery, less post-operative pain and a return to normal activities sooner.

Shoulder conditions which can be treated with Lipogems® and PRP therapy include:

  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Arthritis
  • Labral tears or degeneration
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • AC joint separation
  • Recurrent shoulder dislocations

Our shoulder specialists

London – Mr Ali Noorani

North West – Mr Matthew Smith

South West –  Mr Oliver Donaldson

The treatment

Lipogems® Therapy

Stem cells are simply your own body cells that can renew themselves and turn into other cells (differentiate). They live inside all of us in various tissues; their job is to repair damage as it occurs. We all know when we have a cut or injury our body repairs itself. As we age or experience big injuries, we may not be able to recruit enough of these cells to the site to fully repair the area.
The Lipogems procedure helps overcome this problem by extracting your own cells from an area of high volume, then concentrating the cells and re-injecting them into the damaged area to help the body heal naturally.
This procedure can be used for a wide range of conditions and are the tool of choice for injuries, arthritis and other conditions that may be more significant than what may be treated with our Platelet Rich Plasma or Platelet Lysate Procedures.

Blood Platelet treatments (PRP)

PRP injection Treatments contain healing growth components from your own blood that increase your body’s natural ability to repair itself.

The use of PRP to repair joint, tendon, ligament, and muscle injuries is becoming well known, thanks to exposure from professional athletes.

Platelet injection treatments are effective because they have a stimulating effect on the stem cells within the targeted area, making those stem cells work harder to heal damaged tissues.

Our Advanced Platelet Procedures are more pure and concentrated than those created by the automated machines used at most regenerative medicine clinics. Platelet procedures are commonly used for soft tissue injuries, mild arthritis and spine conditions.

To find out more about the Lipogems procedure or the Blood Platelet Procedure click here or make an appointment with one of our specialist Orthopaedic Consultants.

Our expert team works as part of a collaborative partnership of Surgeons, Sports Medicine doctors and Physiotherapists to provide the perfect patient pathway to get you quickly on the road to recovery. Whether you require conventional treatment or if you are a candidate for these new regenerative treatments, you can be sure that will get the best advice from teaching hospital specialists.

How does it work?​


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