75 year old, male with the chief complaint of CHRONIC SHOULDER PAIN. Pain is constant, 7/10, not relief by pain management, with minimal range of motion (he can’t even read a newspaper since limited mobility). Treatments in the past had included: Surgery, Physical Therapy, Acupuncture, Narcotic medications. All this modalities of treatment had failed. He is desperate and in agonizing pain for several years. His goal is to alleviate at least 10 percent his pain. He said that he is not looking for miracles but at least look into an alternative. The patient met with the doctor and his team.
Degenerative Disease and minimal Range of Motion on his shoulder with severe pain affecting his quality of life.
A fat harvesting procedure is performed from his abdomen. This is done in the office with no general anesthesia. Fat is processed and then cells are obtained. Cells are injected into the affected shoulder.
Pain is improved by at least 70 percent within 24 hours and by 95 percent by 48 hours. He is able to have more mobility on his shoulder and able to read his newspaper and even eat properly when moving the shoulder. In conclusion pain is relieved and more mobility improving his quality of life. No side effects, no complications reported.