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Treat Shoulder Pain

"I don’t have the aches and pains that I used to suffer from" – Kevin

PROVIDING NON-SURGICAL ALTERNATIVE TO JOINT AND BACK  PROBLEMS

Experience Counts - Located in Jacksonville, Florida, we are the leader in Adult Stem Cell and Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Procedures. We have performed these procedures for more than ten years with over 90 % results and ZERO side effects.

Top Stem Cell Center in the World: Unique Proven Clinical Protocols, over ten years of experience and hundreds of satisfied patients is why people from around the world come to us for their adult stem cell and Platelet-Rich Plasma Procedures. 

FIVE reasons you need to know before you decide. You will see why people around the world choose us over other Clinics.

Glaring Differences

SmartChoice®

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Other Leading Stem Cell Clinics (including Regenexx, Cell surgical Networks and others)

1. Gene and Cellular tests to evaluate your stem cell functions.

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2. Use BOTH Bone Marrow and Fat Stem Cells, along with PRP.

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3. Process Your Stem Cells with safety and use no dangerous chemicals like collagenase.

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4. Use Dynamic Ultrasound Guided Injections for Precision and safety (and NOT use X-Rays that can damage your cells).

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5. Improve body functions with proprietary Hormones and Supplements, so you get the best possible clinical outcome.

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If you have an injury to the shoulder joint or chronic shoulder pain from arthritis, sports injuries, ligament or tendon sprains or tear, or due to rotator cuff damage, you may be a candidate for our SmartChoice® Joint Procedures.

At SmartChoice® we believe that cost should not be an obstacle to getting your quality of life back. We put these procedures within reach of most budgets.


Treatment costs less
than you might think.
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These treatments are already extensively used by people with sports injuries and orthopedic conditions, for faster recovery times and better results.


Over 95% success rate
for joint restoration.
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Last year, I successfully performed SmartChoice® Procedure on my son, Neil for a ligament injury near his shoulder. Yes, these procedures are safe.


Patient safety is our
number one priority
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SmartChoice® Joint Procedures provide excellent alternatives to most patients facing shoulder surgery. Shoulder pain is very common but the surgeries are complicated and painful. Besides the risks and cost of the surgeries, a long rehabilitation is usually required. Many a times the functionality never completely returns after these surgeries.

Your shoulder joint is composed of three bones: the clavicle (collarbone), the scapula (shoulder blade), and the humerus (upper arm bone). Your shoulders are the most movable joints in your body. They can also be unstable because the ball of the upper arm is larger than the shoulder socket that holds it. To remain in a stable or normal position, the shoulder must be anchored by muscles, tendons and ligaments. Because the shoulder can be unstable, it is the site of many common problems. They include sprains, strains, dislocations, separations, tendinitis, bursitis, torn rotator cuffs, frozen shoulder, fractures and arthritis.

At SmartChoice® Stem Cell Institute, we are leading non-surgical specialist for chronic shoulder pain and injuries from:

We play a key role in this cutting-edge stem cell medical field. While many types of stem cells are currently used in orthopedic healing, the most common are mesenchymal stem cells and hematopoietic stem cells to help regenerate tissue and rebuild cartilage, muscles, tendons and ligaments.

Because it is now possible to induce pluripotency in cells that have not come from embryos, the controversial use of embryonic stem cells has fallen on the way side and in the favor of the accessible cells found within the patient’s own body.

Patients coping with arthritis, sports injuries, tendon strains, sprained ligaments, muscle injuries and more, will be comforted to know that surgery is not the only option of treatment available to them. Faster healing as well as improved functionality both are possible with innovative, cutting- edge adult stem cell and PRP procedures.

 

MEDICAL LITERATURE - PRP AND STEM CELLS IN SHOULDER INJURIES

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 2. The role of platelet-rich plasma in rotator cuff repair. Mei-Dan O, Carmont MR. Sports Med Arthrosc. 2011 Sep;19(3):244-50.
 
3. Effectiveness of Platelet-rich Plasma Injection for Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy: A Prospective Open-label Study. Scarpone M, Rabago D, Snell E, Demeo P, Ruppert K, Pritchard P, Arbogast G, Wilson JJ, Balzano JF.         Glob Adv Health Med. 2013 Mar;2(2):26-31.
 
4.     Platelet-rich plasma for rotator cuff repair. Barber FA. Sports Med Arthrosc. 2013 Dec;21(4):199-205.
 
5.     Platelet-rich therapies for musculoskeletal soft tissue injuries.  Moraes VY, Lenza M, Tamaoki MJ, Faloppa F, Belloti JC.  Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Dec 23;12:CD010071
 
6.   Current clinical therapies for cartilage repair, their limitation and the role of stem cells. Dhinsa BS, Adesida AB. Curr Stem Cell Res Ther. 2012 Mar;7(2):143-8. 2.
 
7.     Mesenchymal stem cell-based treatment for cartilage defects in osteoarthritis. Qi Y, Feng G, Yan W.  Mol Biol Rep. 2012 May;39(5):5683-9.
 
8.     Developments in stem cells: implications for future joint replacements. Proc Maclaine SE, McNamara LE, Bennett AJ, Dalby MJ, Meek RM. Inst Mech Eng H. 2013 Mar;227(3):275-83.
 
9.     Current surgical options for articular cartilage repair. Peretti GM, Pozzi A, Ballis R, Deponti D, Pellacci F.   Acta Neurochir Suppl. 2011;108:213-9.
 
10.  Mesenchymal stem cell-based treatment for cartilage defects in osteoarthritis Qi Y, Feng G, Yan W.Mol Biol Rep. 2012 May;39(5):5683-9.
 
11.  Prospects of stem cell therapy in osteoarthritis. Roberts, Genever, McCaskie & De Bari; Regen. Med. (2011) 6(3), 351–366).
 
12.  Platelet-rich plasma intra-articular injection versus hyaluronic acid viscosupplementation as treatments for cartilage pathology: from early degeneration to osteoarthritis. Kon E, Mandelbaum B, Buda R, Filardo G, Delcogliano M, Timoncini A, Fornasari PM, Giannini S, Marcacci M. Arthroscopy. 2011 Nov;27(11):1490-501.

13.  Current clinical therapies for cartilage repair, their limitation and the role of stem cells. Dhinsa BS, Adesida AB. Curr Stem Cell Res Ther. 2012 Mar;7(2):143-8.
 
14.  Mesenchymal stem cell-based treatment for cartilage defects in osteoarthritis. Qi Y, Feng G, Yan W. Mol Biol Rep. 2012 May;39(5):5683-9.
 
15.  Growth factors in the treatment of early osteoarthritis. Civinini R, Nistri L, Martini C, Redl B, Ristori G, Innocenti M. Clin Cases Miner Bone Metab. 2013 Jan;10(1):26-9.
 
16.  Mesenchymal stem cells in joint disease and repair. Barry F, Murphy M. Nat Rev Rheumatol. 2013 Jul 23.
 
17. Autologous bone marrow concentrate: review and application of a novel intra-articular orthobiologic for cartilage disease.Sampson S1, Botto-van Bemden AAufiero D.  Phys Sportsmed. 2013 Sep;41(3):7-18.

18.  Regenerative injection therapy with whole bone marrow aspirate for degenerative joint disease: a case series.Hauser RA1, Orlofsky A.   Clin Med Insights Arthritis Musculoskelet Disord. 2013 Sep 4;6:65-72. doi: 10.4137/CMAMD.S10951. eCollection 2013.
 
19.  Safety of autologous bone marrow aspiration concentrate transplantation: initial experiences in 101 patients. Hendrich C1, Franz EWaertel GKrebs RJäger M.  Orthop Rev (Pavia). 2009 Oct 10;1(2):e32
 
20. Stem cells and cartilage development: complexities of a simple tissue. Hollander AP, Dickinson SC, Kafienah W, Stem Cells 2010, 28:1992-1996. 

21.  Cartilage tissue engineering: towards a biomaterial assisted mesenchymal stem cell therapy. Vinatier C, Bouffi C, Merceron C, Gordeladze J, Brondello JM, Jorgensen C, Weiss P, Guicheux J, Noel D.  Curr Stem Cell Res Ther 2009, 4:318-329.
 
22.   REVIEW - Mesenchymal stem cells in arthritic diseases. Faye H Chen and Rocky S Tuan,  Arthritis Research & Therapy 2008, 10:223
 
23.   Mesenchymal stem cells for cartilage repair in osteoarthritis. Pawan K Gupta1, Anjan K Das2, Anoop Chullikana1 and Anish S Majumdar. Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2012, 3:25http://stemcellres.com/content/3/4/25

24.  Stem Cell Prolotherapy in Regenerative Medicine -Background, Theory and Protocols,  Donna D. Alderman, DO, Robert W. Alexander, MD, DMD, FICS, Gerald R. Harris, DO, Patrick C. Astourian, MS, PA-C, JOURNAL of PROLOTHERAPY | VOLUME 3, ISSUE 3 | AUGUST 2011
 
25.  Chondrogenesis and cartilage tissue engineering: the longer road to technology development.  Mahmoudifar N1, Doran PM.  Trends Biotechnol. 2012 Mar;30(3):166-76.
 
26. Concise Review: The Clinical Application of Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Musculoskeletal Regeneration: Current Status and Perspective. Andre F. Steinert, Lars Rackwitz, Fabian Gilbert, Ulrich Nöth and Rocky S. Tuan. Stem Cells Trans Med 2012, 1:237-247.

27.  Adult mesenchymal stem cells for tissue engineering versus regenerative medicine.  Caplan AI ,  J Cell Physiol 2007, 213:341-347.
 
28.  Different populations and sources of human mesenchymal stem cells (MSC): a comparison of adult and neonatal tissue-derived MSC. Hass R, Kasper C, Bohm S, Jacobs R  - Cell Commun Signal 2011, 9:12
 
29.  Stem Cells and other innovative intra-articular therapies for osteoarthritis: What does the futurehold? Singh A Jasvinder. BMC Medicine 2012, 10:44
 
30.    Marrow stromal cells as stem cells for nonhematopoietic tissues.  Prockop DJ. Science. 1997 Apr 4;276(5309):71-4.
 
31.  Multilineage potential of adult human mesenchymal stem cells. Pittenger MF, Mackay AM, Beck SC, Jaiswal RK, Douglas R, Mosca JD, Moorman MA, Simonetti DW, Craig S, Marshak DR . Science 1999,284:143-147.
 
32.   Stem cell therapy for cartilage regeneration in osteoarthritis.Koelling S1, Miosge N. Expert Opin Biol Ther. 2009 Nov;9(11):1399-405.

33. Intraarticular treatments for osteoarthritis: new perspectives. Chevalier X.Curr Drug Targets. 2010 May;11(5):546-60.

34.  Mesenchymal stem cell-based HLA-independent cell therapy for tissue engineering of bone and cartilage. Niemeyer P1, Krause UKasten PKreuz PCHenle PSüdkam NPMehlhorn A.  Curr Stem Cell Res Ther. 2006 Jan;1(1):21-7.

35.  Autologous bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells versus autologous chondrocyte implantation: an observational cohort study. Nejadnik H1, Hui JHFeng Choong EPTai BCLee EH.  Am J Sports Med. 2010 Jun;38(6):1110-6.
 
36.  Autologous bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells implantation for cartilage defects: two cases report. Kasemkijwattana C1, Hongeng SKesprayura SRungsinaporn VChaipinyo K,Chansiri K.   J Med Assoc Thai. 2011 Mar;94(3):395-400.
 
37.  The Clinical Use of Human Culture-Expanded Autologous Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cells Transplanted on Platelet-Rich Fibrin Glue in the Treatment of Articular Cartilage Defects: A Pilot Study and Preliminary Results. Haleem AM1, Singergy AASabry DAtta HMRashed LAChu CREl Shewy MTAzzam AAbdel Aziz MT.   Cartilage. 2010 Oct;1(4):253-261.

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