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Lipogems® Injection for Chronic Shoulder Pain in Persons with Spinal Cord Injury

The goal of Lipogems® injection is stimulation of tissue healing to improve the muscles/tendons, ligaments, and/or cartilage that are felt to be the cause or a component of shoulder pain and disability.

Duration

Approximately 7 visits over 1 year.

Inclusion Criteria
  • Individuals with neurological impairment secondary to SCI.
  • Aged 18-70.
  • Injury occurred at least 12 months ago.
  • Level of injury is between C6 & L5.
  • Have shoulder pain due to rotator cuff disease lasting longer than 6 months in spite of completing conservative treatment (e.g. physical therapy, medication, injections, etc.).
  • Medically cleared to receive an MRI scan.
Compensation

$400 ($50 for each visit & additional $50 at the end of the study).

Research Categories
Spinal Cord Injury
Actively Recruiting
Yes