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January 10, 2011

Shoulder Pain and Ultrasound Guided Injections

Platelet rich plasma, prolotherapy and autologous stem cells are non-surgical treatments for shoulder pain.  Clinical success is dependent upon selecting the appropriate treatment option and placing the solution into the targeted site.

Ultrasound has become the standard of care at the Centeno-Schultz Clinic.  Ultrasound does not involve exposure to x-rays and provides a rich image of the bone, muscles, tendons and ligaments. It also allows for a dynamic evaluation whereby the patient is able to go through the activities that cause them pain.  This is not the case with MRI’s given that they require a patient to remain completely still.  MRI’s provide a static image of the shoulder which may not be helpful in some cases of impingement.

This last weekend Ron Hanson M.D. was an instructor at a highly respected shoulder ultrasound course.

We are very pleased to have Ron’s gifted clinical and ultrasound skills here in Denver/Boulder area at the Centeno-Schultz Clinic.

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4 Comments »

  1. This treatment should be implemented and start to use en masse because it has shown that it is better than others.
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    Comment by Anxiety Medicines — October 7, 2011 @ 9:51 pm

    • We agree and are pleased to see these methods adopted by increasing number of health care providers and training programs.

      Comment by stemcelldoc — October 9, 2011 @ 10:06 am


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