Fixing Shoulder Pain: Harvard Scientists Develop a Method To Restore Damaged Tendons and Muscles

After the use of their tissue platform, the researchers observed regeneration of tissues and shoulder function recovery.

The new complex tissue platform can restore damaged rotator cuffs

The typical office worker often has soreness throughout their body as a result of their sedentary desk jobs. Even young individuals may develop shoulder pain, which was previously primarily an issue for elderly people. Once shoulder pain creeps in, it is difficult to dress oneself, let alone move one’s body freely. It is also difficult to fall asleep. While the rotator cuffs are often naturally harmed as we age, repairing them has shown to be difficult.

The joint POSTECH and Harvard Medical School research team were responsible for the study. Credit: POSTECH

Through a collaboration with Professor Hak Soo Choi at the Harvard Medical School, a Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) research team made up of Professor Dong-Woo Cho, Dr. Suhun Chae, and Jinah Jang, as well as Professor Jinah Jang and Ph.D. candidate Uijung Yong, has developed a complex tissue platform that can repair damaged rotator cuffs. This platform, which can precisely replicate the intricate structure of rotator cuffs, is 3D-bioprinted using tissue-specific extracellular matrix bioink.

The international journal Bioactive Materials recently published the findings of this study, which could potentially provide patients with chronic shoulder pain renewed hope.

The study team transplanted this platform in rats that had full-thickness rotator cuff injuries. The researchers observed tissue regeneration and recovery in shoulder function. The results proved that the platform, which includes stem cells, can actually regenerate rotator cuffs.

Notably, the researchers combined tissue-specific bioimaging agents together with near-infrared fluorescence imaging to visualize this process. The researchers were able to use this technique to monitor anatomic change and regeneration processes in the animal model in real time and in a non-invasive fashion.

A graphic displaying how the researchers restored the shoulder’s rotator cuffs. Credit: POSTECH

This platform offers a microenvironment and components similar to those of the actual tissue. Therefore, once applied to patients, it is expected to have high treatment benefits and eventual recovery of shoulder function. It is particularly beneficial for those patients who cannot use autologous tissues to regenerate rotator cuffs by providing a customized treatment option.

This study was supported by the Nano-materials Core Technology Development project of the National Research Foundation of Korea and the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) in the U.S.

Reference: “3D cell-printing of gradient multi-tissue interfaces for rotator cuff regeneration” by Suhun Chae, Uijung Yong, Wonbin Park, Yoo-mi Choi, In-Ho Jeon, Homan Kang, Jinah Jang, Hak Soo Choi and Dong-Woo Cho, 11 May 2022, Bioactive Materials.
DOI: 10.1016/j.bioactmat.2022.05.004

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  • John DeLoach

    I have suffered with a massive torn rotator cuff. Two additional attempts to repair the tear have been unsuccessful. The right rotator cuff is also completely torn and five surgeries have been unsuccessful. Would you be interested in performing a test surgery and see if one or two of the rotator cuffs could be repaired. Please advise.

  • Kai

    I would be happy to volunteer for this procedure as I have been suffering from rotator cuff injury for many years on both of my shoulders. Repeated surgeries fail to help and the situation is just getting worse.

    • Amir

      See a physical therapist

  • Raul morales

    Where and when do you need me,

  • Ron

    Be nice it could help the baseball pitcher with there pitcher shoulder problems

  • Sandy

    I had rotator cuff repair last Nov. 2021. After extensive physical therapy for 6 months, I can raise my arm but could not reach back to fasten my bra or let alone wipe myself using the right hand. I would like to be considered for your advanced treatment, if possible.

  • Evelyn Noark

    Sign me up for the surgery. I am tired of being in pain.

  • Marisol

    I’m interested in volunteering

  • Joseph Hommertzheim

    I would love to have my shoulder repaired to be able to use my arm again without severe pain and to sleep again

    • Neil Ferrick

      Both my shoulders keep me up at night. Would love to try this procedure.

  • Joyce Lax

    I have had 3 rotator cuff surgeries and would love to be considered for surgery to repair rotator cuff. I had two surgeries on the right cuff and 1 on the left cuff the right give me the worst pain,with sleepless nights.
    Just tell me where I need to be.

    • nstephenelijah

      I feel to much consistent pain in the neck region.
      Can I be helped

  • Wang

    I’m only in my mid 40s, but my dominant hand shoulder started giving me trouble so I can even touch my alternate armpit without pain. Something as simple as swatting flies causes pain to radiate down my upper arms. I’m scared. Hopefully it’s nothing serious. Bless this new procedure if it works!

  • Frank Lipchak

    right and left surgery 15 years ago torn again , Im in send me time and place.

  • Jon D Meador

    Sounds very interesting. I too have suffered from a rotator cuff injury. I have never had surgery since all I’ve heard from others was negative results. I would be willing to try this.

  • PJ

    Would love to know what implications this may have towards the treatment of other shoulder injuries, such as – Labrum Tears, frozen shoulders, other ligament/tendon issues.

  • Sarah Doucet

    I had RC repair surgery on my right shoulder 17 years ago, and I am happy that I have mobility in it, but I often get shocking pain with certain movements. I now have a 4 inch tear in my left RC, waiting on surgery and Relief of Pain soon. I would certainly be interested in this new trial! TIA! 👍👌

  • Jason Bach

    I’m ready to volunteer. Torn rotator in 2014 and now another tear in the same shoulder. Sign me up. I’m ready.

  • Jason

    Sign me up. I’m ready. Torn rotator in 2014 and now again in 2022. The pain is horrific. I’m ready.

  • Virginia Davis

    That’s Great!!!wow my husband injured his shoulder when he use to pick up trash for a living his shoulder has been troubling him for years…he sure could use this treatment..

  • Holly-Fay Dailey

    Was to receive a ” Reverse total rotor cuff replacement both shoulders. Didn’t do it cure appears worst.Would love to try this method,am very interested n ready. Loved reading n seeing this new development thank you for your work.

  • Scott L Shaffer

    I have had 3 rotatorcuff surgeries and none have had much success. Where can I sign up to be a volunteer for this highly exciting development?
    Thank you, thank you, thank you,
    Scott shaffer

    • Gerald R, Frizzell

      Hello 46 years of age. I am a painter by trade and a all-around handyman. My body stay in 12 to 15 hours a day 6 days week. There is days when I hurt so bad I don’t think I will make it through. But with a wife a 1 year old baby girl and a 3 year old all boy all energy . And now a new born boy. Depending on me I can’t stop or slow down COVID took a big chunk of work. And the stress piled up. Still trying to get back to profit. Not easy taking on more jobs then should. Coming home to a 3 year old daddy’s guy that doesn’t understand that I am hurt and am tired. So what I am rambling on about if there is human studying and need volunteers. More to help me to help you. All win thanks Gerald R, Frizzell

  • Sabatino Auricchio

    How long takes the operation, and how long takes to hill ?

  • Judy Wold

    I would love to volunteer for this procedure.

  • Josephine Willis

    Count me in!! My rotator cuff is just injured because of use and I refuse to get a surgery but this sounds promising..
    I’m here if you want me

  • Katie

    While this is an awesome development I very highly doubt anyone outside of the 1%ers could ever afford such a procedure. Furthermore, I really think that all the great minds should be focused on immediate ways to help reverse climate change or no one’s even gonna be around by the time this procedure is available for testing on humans.

  • Beth Padziora-Martin

    I’m all for testing this. My right are effects my sleep and life! Please pick me

  • James A Goode

    I would love to volunteer to get this breakthrough surgery done on my torn rotator cuff ASAP, I am tired of the daily pain and not being able to get a good nights sleep. Where do I sign up?

  • Arlyn Billy

    Count me in.

  • Henry Johnson

    I have had five surgeries on my right and two on my left I hope you could help me the Dr say only a reverse shoulder is my only option I hope you can help me

  • Helene Ahern

    I would like to have you console me about this procedure.

  • Helene Ahern

    If you do this for the shoulder, could you use this technology on other body parts? I would like to be involved.

  • Daniel H. San Miguel

    I have the same issues not sure yet if it is rotating c.but I wanna be in this program

  • Juan D Aguilar

    I had labrum tear repairs on both shoulders in 2008. My right should was never 100% i still get severe pain stiffness and occasioanl locking up of my right arm. Can you fix that pain?

  • Daniel J Perez

    I would like to donate my shoulder to medical science.

  • Joey Garcia

    Hello I am a paraplegic that has issues with my rotator cuffs all the time. Ide love to fix my shoulders. Please let me know if you need volunteers I’m up for it

  • C. Hewko

    Willing to try anything at this point 3 surgeries still have chronic pain and limited range of motion I’m in.

  • Roger

    I too have had many cuff repairs on both shoulders none have worked I would like to try this

  • Scott Tabor

    I ripped mine completely off the bone. I’d be interested in volunteering for this treatment.

  • Albert Bauman

    I am 75. I am still cutting, splitting & stacking large supply of firewood for winters. I am now working on prepping & painting my two story wood frame house. My shoulders could use some help. My left hip replacement from several year past is working very well. Thank you for you research efforts.

  • James Jude McCarthy

    I have full thickness tears. Infra andsupraspinatis. Could you help me?

  • Peter Kisilowsky

    I have had a reverse shoulder replacement plus 3 additional surgeries to try to fix the pain. I am living on pain killers. Last month I had a bone scan. The surgeon said there is nothing he can do. I have to live with the pain. I would gladly volunteer for this procedure.

  • Mark Arnold

    I would love to volunteer for this project. Just let me know how. I’m 63, athlete in good shape with one repaired shoulder and another that needs repairing. Thanks!

  • John Dowdy

    I’m a 38 years old. Been in pain for about 3 years. Can’t reach my back or reach all the way up. Would love to volunteer for your services!

  • Brian Graham

    Please sign me up! I install Fire Protection and I always have to have my arms working on over head.. I also need it in my ankles.

  • Jerry Aviles

    53yrs old , I volunteer for this , please put me in that list , thank you,,,

    • Paul L.Parent

      I’ve had Neck,lower jaw, right rotator,5 lower lumbar surgery,I have enough another bulging dic,both hip replacement, left knee replacement right fractured femur3 surgeries metal strap from right knee to close to tail bone 12 screw holding what I left of bone,right knee bone to bone and the pain from tail bone lower back at times makes me want to vomit none stop pain I am 69 old July 24,I have been in pain most of my life but it’s getting worse many tirering I’m willing to try almost anything Aug.1 giving me a injection in tail bone ot sure I want them to nobody has taken an MRI on the tail bone area they want to see if it does anything.hope you can help me.

  • Ron

    I am game for this experimental procedure

  • Yermom

    None of this will ever make it to market.

  • Joseph A Del SORDO

    I am a 66 year old active male, torn left rotator. I would be very interested in volunteering for this project I live in pain on a daily basis.

    • Pamela baudin

      I have lost the use of both my arms. Due to rotary cuff and tendon injury. Doctors have told me I qualify for reverse shoulder replacement surgery. But due to the extent of the damage I will never have full use of either arm. Surgery would only help with the pain. Help would be forever greatful

  • bob hudgens

    like to participate in rotator cup trials. pain and immobility getting worse for three years . no solutions yet. Please send follow up info if possible Thanks You

    • J Sauls

      me too I’m all in

  • Daniel Klotz

    I have a tear which is unrepairable ; Doctors have told me I need a new shoulder. I been holding off , it’s been over 3 years now.

  • Daniel Klotz

    So sign me up.

  • Wendell Wiles

    My wife has had 2 unsuccessful rotator cuff surgery’s on left shoulder. Also her right rotator cuff has been injured. Would like to lookinto this for her if possible. After 3 heartattacks,failed back surgery& kidney dialysis on top of that.Hate seeing her in pain

  • Elizabeth j Shelton

    My husband fell off a roof in 1995 to this day is shoulder rolls out of place he has large muscle spasms and no one can seem to help him. would this help him ?

  • Scott D Puzia

    I have had three rotator cuff surgeries and still have chronic pain and limited range of motion in my left shoulder. I would be very interested in learning more about this procedure.

  • Phillip V Prevete

    A volunteer right here if needed

  • JoEllen McBride

    After bilateral cuff repairs and a revision of the right cuff repair which I believe has torn again. It would be nice to have an alternative treatment.

  • Tasaan

    Yes I too have been suffering from this as well.

  • Martha Meza

    I am so ready for this!! I am 58 and have been given little hope for repair after two major surgeries to try.

  • James Read

    Count me in


    Where do I sign up? I have a rotator cuff tear and tendon and muscle injury in my shoulders.

  • Roger Brown

    Left rotator cuff completely torn. I would love to voluteer for this trial. Thanks for your consideration. Roger

  • Mark H.

    Send that rat packing. I will take his spot.

  • Roy Nix

    I have both rotator cuff damaged and i would love to know more about this procedure. Thank you.

  • S. K. Girdhar

    Me too will be interested as a volunteer. Had my rotator cuff injuries and suffering with pains

  • David Allison

    Platelet rich plasma (PRP) and stem cells taken from your hip have been successful in treating rotary cuff tears. There are several clinics in the US that use PRP, your harvested stem cells and ultrasound images to inject your injured shoulder. Physical therapy is critical to success. Google orthobiologics for more information. The new technique described in this article looks very promising.

  • Debra Stine

    My son was born with Erbs Paulsen. It tore muscles and nerves in his shoulder during
    birth. He is 35 yes. Old now. Would this procedure help him?

    Thank you

  • Jerri Groschick

    I would love to be part of this. I hope this procedure will be available in my state(Oklahoma) before I die.

  • TODD Reeves

    Can no longer do my job,, need rotator cuff repair.

  • Charles Bunch

    My doctor said I have no rotator cuff left, and wants to do a reverse lathroscopy. I’ve been in pain for over 15 years. I am 70 years old and I’m tired of the pain I would volunteer now for your treatment thank you

  • Jan51

    There’s another new procedure called “In space Balloon” by Stryker. I had it done. I had major tear to rotated cuff and tendon. Google it.

  • Kevin Briggs

    I have had over six repairs on my right shoulder and five on my left shoulder always in pain I can tell you how much snow is coming in by the pain in both shoulders I sure need the help and once I had the stem cells done and yes it helped but Insureanch would not cover it. So here I am begging for help

  • Gary Lancaster

    I’m a 78 year old man who has been painting car’s for 50 years both of my shoulders are very bad I would be very interested in your procedure

  • Paul C.

    This seems like a solid, combined approach. I wonder if Thymosin Beta 4 & BPC 157 would add benefit to this protocol. I would gladly sign up to pilot this. I have been all over the country for my shoulder, and like many. -no answers, no relief and my quality of life and athletic performance has suffered greatly. Where do I sign?!

  • Cheryl Humbert

    I would be thrilled to try this. Both rotator cuffs torn and stem cell treatment is $10,000 each.cant afford that!!

  • Dave Gish

    I would love to volunteer for this as well. If you could fix my shoulder, than you can fix anyone’s.. But would it help with the nerve damage as well ? I’d give anything to be able to restore feeling back into my arm and not feel this constant burning and numbness in my entire arm all the time!! That feeling you get when you smash your funny bone, feeling that 24hrs a day is enough to make someone go mad !! I would give anything just to be able to sleep again through the night and not waking up to my sciatic nerve pain that makes me want to rip or cut my arm completely off.

  • Bonnie Vanhouten

    I’m interested in this I had rotary cuff done and head to have all my tendons and ligaments put back and I’d recently fell a year ago and I’m just recently getting an MRI and I’m still hurting and it also goes to my neck thank you Bonnie

  • James Boyer

    After two surgeries for right and left shoulder separations (two horrendous cycling crashes) my right rotater cuff is torn again from trying to play tennis at 67 as hard as I did at 27. Sign me up, please!

  • Quint

    I’m 44, have had 2 failed rotator cuff repairs in the last 3 years. Am trying to find a specialist at the moment to perform 3rd surgery. I need to get back to work. Id love to volunteer.

  • James Elkins

    I have completely torn right rotator and left is partially torn. 65 years old, basic good health except shoulders.Need more information.
    Thank you.

  • Brent McGinty

    It appears you have chosen a brilliant place to begin your regeneration procedure. You already have a long line of volunteer patients.
    I too have suffered through rotator cuff injury, surgery and recovery only to re-injured my right rotator a year ago in a rafting accident.
    If you are considering possible human rats for for experiments, please consider my case as well.

  • Oswald

    I am willing to be interviewed for this procedure. All testimonials here and those that may come in the future are truthful in describing the pain, suffering and incapacitating nature of a arthroscopy surgery gone wrong.

  • Mike Gorzelic

    I have 5 failed rotator cuff surgery repairs on my right , which remains completly torn and I have a partial tear on my left. I’m living with the pain and limited use

  • Karen

    Please consider me for this surgery trial. I have a massage torn rotator cuff and I am scheduled for a reverse shoulder replacement as my last resort to this years long pain. Thank you!

  • Allen Ake

    I’m 51 but don’t look it. I’ve been a glazer since I was 20. I use to work out lift at the gym and home 5 days a week. I had to stop at 42. I’ve had rotator surgery once. I’ve needed it again but 5 years ago was force out of the company that I started alone I n 93 and then had to watch them destroy it in 18 months. I’ve had to live with the daily nightly pain in order to support my family. Around 6.months ago I was going down a grass hill side and slipped. Something my left shoulder. It was almost unbearable. Since that fall the only way I can get my left hand above my.sholder use my right hand to put it up
    Above my shoulder (hurts like @,#&#&!!) When it gets cold out both of my shoulders hurt really bad. Every morning waking up they hurt and getting out dam.neer.pulls a.tear. No medical no.savings it was all took by a evil guy and then he was helped out of business by the vise president of Glass Doctor to destroy it so he could out for it and run. It from out of.state. ob I was offered a deal from Glass Doctor to convert my two shops I to Glass Doctor franchies. U then grew the. To the 2ed largest in The system and or Contry. They preach family guess I didn’t fall there classification. Anyway you need a shoulder nor two I’m open for sure.

  • Bill

    How do I get on the list ? Both of my rotator cuff injuries are from playing baseball for 40 plus years.

  • Joseph Lott

    How can I self as asses

  • Victor Truppi Jr

    I have massive tear in left shoulder and also right shoulder is torn opted not to have surgery after all the issues other people have had. Cortosine shots work for awhile.I am definitely interested in your program. Let’s get it done

  • Charles Roger Hardin

    I tore all 4 rotator coff tendons in 2005. Surgery could only repair 3 tendons but I have good ROM.I also had stem cells injected in both shoulders with good results. I canbstill paddle and surf at 71. Stem cell therapy with traditional surgical repair has worked and might be much more affordable.

  • Chase

    Haha add me to the list of willing participants if a human study is needed!

  • Tim Everson

    sign me up torn from bull riding,bike wreck,jet skiing, race car wreck,football, my shoulder is all banged up I volunteer right now sign me up

  • William

    Currently rt shoulder rotator coff with multiple tears along with rt pectoral major muscle full rupture. No treatment, repair or surgery todate. Am definitely interested in an opportunity for surgery.

  • William

    Currently rt shoulder rotator cuff with multiple tears along with rt pectoral major muscle full rupture. No treatment, repair or surgery todate. Am definitely interested in an opportunity for surgery.

    • Rosanna McCoy

      First, congratulations to the POSTEC team and Prof. Hak Soo Choi of Harvard for their breakthrough development for shoulder repair!
      I am a 62 year old woman with mobility issues from a back operation and a fall. I also have back/ hope arthritis. As for the shoulder I have a nagging constant low grade pain in my right shoulder. I have fibromyalgia which pains the soft tissue areas of my shoulders… 8 years ago I was told I have bursitis in my right shoulder. But to this day I haven’t been given any imaging of the shoulder. It’s been getting worse to the point I can’t reach back/behind to grab something. If I forget I’m in agony. Sometimes I feel like my right hand is getting weak. My doctor is aware and hasn’t done anything. I’m tired of pain. I don’t take painkillers because I don’t want to damage my liver… I have other pain issues in other areas of my body… Anyway I was hoping you could advise and maybe use me as a study candidate.

  • HRW

    I had serious shoulder arm and hand issues. I was told it was tendonitis and tears in my rotator cuff. I had a Platelet Rich Plasma shot in two areas of my shoulder in one visit and I nearly have full range of motion in all areas of my hand and arm. I would try a PRP shot before any of these new developments, its easy, inexpensive, proven, and uses my own blood.

  • DT

    You can fix the cuff all you want but if the muscle attached the tendon is already atrophied it cannot come back so until they find a way to regenerate muscle tissue this will not work for people with chronic tears there have been many tissue scaffolds attempted over the years and they’ve all been uniformly marginally successful only. Studies have shown any repair tendons the muscle does not reverse the fatty atrophy.

  • Ronald Stephens

    I took care of my wife foe 5vyearsvwho had Alzheimer and no use of arms and legs. While moving her from bed to wheelchair she stumbled and I caught her before she hit the floor. However. I pulled my left shoulder out of the socket. I live with the pain, but would be a volunteer. I am 83 in excellent health.

  • Lori Hartke

    I would be happy to do this. I have sat at a desk for 20 years. I have a lot of pain in my rotator cuff, both shoulders

  • Gloria Nebarez

    Where do we find additional information, please.

  • Don

    When will the human adaptation be authorized. I’m ready to try anything. The pain is very bad.

  • Sonia Tellez

    I’ve been suffering from right shoulder rotator cuff tear and a tendon that is hanging on a thread. Would like to try this procedure. Please contact me.

  • Anonymous

    Hi, I would like more information about this my husband was in a really bad vehicle accident which should have taken his life but God wasn’t finished with him yet, however we don’t have medical insurance and have been on going with lawyers ECT and doctors doesn’t want to perform until they get paid up front of course. However once our lawsuit goes through and finish they would be paid by the 18-Wheelee company to whom which was at fault since the accident my husband has been in excruciating pain, not only has that specific surgery got put on hold but all other surgeries as well the accident didn’t just physically get my husband, but physically, mentally, emotionally to himself, but also me as his wife and the mother of our children have been through it all as well and his children, there will never be a curtain dollar amount that will ever fix everything that has been broken from this accident but of course they will try and settle, but unless it’s well worth what we all have been through already not to mention still to come the road ahead isn’t closed so we will still go through much more daily until the end of time. I did attach my email which stated they wouldn’t post it to the comments, could you so kindly send me some information about this if we possibly could be a good candidate for this operation and we could get more detail within email to see if we could possibly be good candidate or not and maybe some suggestions ECT thank you kindly for your Support and Help, May God Bless each of you, and I Pray everything works out with your new scientific procedures on this and any new ideas you may come up with!! My name is also part of my email address. Keeping post anonymous of course due to ongoing lawsuit so there are no troublings ECT. Thank you again for your time and Efforts
    May God Truly Bless each of You , He sure did Bless me by not Taking my Husband that day of the Accident

  • Tomas Chacon

    Ive sustained multiple dislocations and have delt with the pain of my shoulder pain for about half my life now… i would LOVE considered for this treatment. I hope it would even help as I have undergone no surgery and would hope that because of that it could give you even a better insight on the repair of the cells and tissue that are damaged and being repaired by the treatment alone.

  • Amie Friederich

    I suffered serious shoulder injury w several tears including rotator cuff as well as severe instability.
    The diagnosis of several physicians per repeated MRI imaging over several years dictated complete reconstruction.
    As I was undergoing many procedures for multiple injuries over time while dealing w insurance coverage issues the injury was obliged to linger.
    Settled for injections and PT for a 3 year stretch since previous MRI.
    At one point it became unbelievably painful at night, where I would sit up to the sound of screaming to realize it was me making the sound.
    It calmed down by the time pre surgical imaging was done.
    Lo and behold the shoulder no longer showed any tears or injury and though sore was totally functional no longer unstable ( previously it easily could slip completely out).
    Upon being told results I asked my Doctor how this was possible as I had understood such tendon injury didn’t regenerate spontaneously.
    As he looked at the films in a bit of amazement he replied ” really weird scar tissue maybe ?”
    The imaging was repeated with same results.
    I haven’t had trouble with the shoulder at all in many years since.
    Never really tried to figure out the mystery as life got in the way.
    Always curious though.

  • Jerry Davis

    Left shoulder. Can’t lay on left side at night or reach behind with that arm. Started 1.5 year ago 62 years old would love it if you can help me

  • Steven Ascasio

    I’m ready to try this

  • Melanie Postich

    I have two completely shredded rotator cuffs. I would love to be considered to volunteer for this treatment.

  • Robert Aanestad

    Omg this could save my life I have not been able to work and am in daily pain never had surgery but need help bad plz help

  • Robert B. Self

    Iam 88 yrs old.Fell off a horse on my right shoulder when I was 16.My shoulder doesn’t hurt all the time except if I lift anything moderately heavy.

    Tired of not being able to raise my arm higher than my shoulder.Wouldile to participate in any trial.

  • Ingrid A Rivera

    Please sign me up. I’m in constant pain especially at nights.

  • Carmen T

    Any chances you could bring that to Florida? Perhaps contacting USF or Tampa General Hospital? I will gladly volunteer.

  • Beverly

    Sounds to good to be true; so how long will it take for you to start trying it out on humans. While it working on a rodent is one thing, will it be feasible to try on human beings. There’s a process you have to go through in order to get it approved for trial first before you can actually start performing this procedure on anyone. Saying that how long will it take you to do this or have you tried already or in the process stage now??? I would like to know as well as the other’s. No one wants to keep living in pain 24/7,especially if this is approved and will be available to the public. Also what is the price tag for this procedure going to be,and where will it be available if it’s approved. You have gotten a lot of people’s attention with this information.Keep us posted on your next phase of this.
    Thank you

  • Rick Keomaka

    Hi, I would love to be a recipient to this procedure. I have completely torn both of my rotator cuffs. I also don’t feel comfortable having surgery due to all the bad stories I’ve heard from people. I have been living with chronic pain and sleepless nights, hoping for an alternative option that would have a higher success rate. Let me know where I can sign up.

  • max montoya

    It would be nice seeing that ido t know what is wrong with my sholder I injerd it Dec 2021 some days quit unbearable I thought it had been dislocated for a while now I’m able to move sticant hold alot of weight or extend that well and now my friends said maybe the ligaments as they are dr….lol I just have not been able to afford a Dr I don’t know any more I would give it a shot tho if it would help I have always worked threw pain and usualy it fixes it self I don’t thing it’s the case this time

  • Tonia Mullen

    I love this idea! I am happy to volunteer – after years of pain in both shoulders. I had a reconstruction surgery in Nov 2019, to have the major tendons repaired and the bicep as well. It was hell after the operation, I still can’t use my left arm properly. Now the right one is overused, it is torn as well! Please help.

  • Michael Reynolds

    I would love to volunteer. I’m 44 and can’t even pick up my children without pain.

  • Katheryn Lind

    I am suffering from bilateral rotator cuff tears for last 6 months on left. But for years on the right but off and on. I am ready to be included in your testing and surgery.

  • Cesar Granados

    My mom recently had surgery and was not successful. She has gotten the run around from do tors to doctors and even left states to find a solution for her excruciating pain and not being able to sleep. She has worked picking strawberries for about 25 years and has cured many people with injuries with her hands. Now that I see this article it brings hope that maybe someone can actually help her. Thanks for your time on this matter.


    Cesar Granados

  • Fozia Bakshi

    My right shoulder has developed nasty, cutting, slicing pain going down to biceps and deltoid areas in the last 7 mo has added a big agony, limitations in life 24/7. I am a pediatrician and has to use EMR for patients charting. Every click of the mouse triggers more pain. I will be interested in this treatment modality. Please let me know how to start. Thanks

  • Gillian Nicholas

    My father is a Dr. WITH rotator cuff injury and in pain but still works. Put him in this trial and he will work some of your cases with you once recovered. Dr. Paul R. Nicholas

  • Dr.David Cooper

    I am an orthopedic surgeon with a complete rotator tear. I had my nurse inject PRP into the capsule and also found that pain was coming from the deltoid muscle. That was injected with dexamethasone and marcaine. I got 80% relief and can sleep on the shoulder as well. I sympathize with all of you..below is my office site…be glad to offer a consultation. Surgery is not the answer, but it is important to figure out the pain generator.

  • Alf.

    Wow, I was about to get an operation for a completely torn rotator. I have torn shoulder sockets, split biceps
    Tennis elbows and a few more things. But the complete difference is that at 62
    I live alone off grid at 4,700ft on Mauna Loa.
    No electricity or running water, never watched a TV in over 25 yrs. I have to carry 25 gallons of drinking water for
    My many hunting n guard dogs
    Everyday over a 100yds one-way.
    At nights always in the 30’s
    Makes the pain intense.
    I also have been building by myself. A 4 room art studio with a Rock walled den and and fire place..and a separate kitchen n cottage that was for after my operation.
    But I think I’m going to change my mind, especially after reading how it doesn’t actually work. This new method seems promising. After all the therapy n preparations Doctors won’t operate on me, with no one to watch me. If I get the operation, then I can’t hunt
    That’s how the dogs n I eat.
    The reason I put all of this down? Not all of us can endure pain, I just have to bite the bullet
    And manup. I think I can do more now, then if I got an operation. I wish I could do something about it, but everything is to far. Good luck to the rest of you.

  • Giovanni MUSTO

    Good Day,
    I Congratulate for a Commendable and Amazing stepping stone.
    The accomplishment carrying a future of achievements for patients of shoulder as well as many other compatible parts of a human and animals body.

    I myself would feel privileged to have this procedure to help with my discomfort although it may or may not happen.
    I wish all who suffer with shoulder pain that this procedure helps you. I thank the great minds and pray for future blessings.

  • Phyllis HeaTh

    Thickness tears in both shoulders.
    Limited ROM
    pain is nonstop achey & burning
    Quality of life is extremely limited

  • David

    If volunteers fir treatment are being interviewed or considered for treatment I’d like to volunteer. I have two damaged labrum — one in each shoulder from martial arts injuries. The pain is excruciating quite often. Please help if you can. I’m a 35 year old male.

  • Sungoddess

    I’m wondering if this procedure can be used for hip pain?

  • Tom Bork

    I just had unsuccessful rotator cuff surgery, May11th, 2022.
    I would appreciate an opportunity to have this performed on me.

  • Beverly Kean

    I would absolutely do the surgery. This kind of pain is relentless.

  • DR. J. I. Gram

    Everyone whose interested, sincerely intetested send me a note Nd well see what we can do. ingramjsi71@gmail

  • Troy j Adams

    I have both of my rotator cuffs damaged at this time and I’m 50yrs old and have been hit by lightning twice,I would love too try this.

  • Mario

    I would like this procedure I just had shoulder surgery I’m in my 7th week going to physical therapy 3 times a week and still have pain. I volunteer for this.

  • Mario Escarcega

    I had shoulder surgery 8 weeks ago and I’m going to physical therapy 3 times a week and pain does not go away. I would like to volunteer for the procedure you have available.

  • Steve R.

    I was fortunate to have a complete full thickness tear of my left infraspinatus and supraspinatus tendons repaired laparoscopically 3 years ago and did all required post surgery therapy and then some. I continue shoulder therapy still today. My shoulder feels better than in my 30’s and with about 98% range of motion. Very very happy. I know a lot of shoulder injury patients don’t have these results so I can see how promising this news sounds to many active people out there.

  • Kurt L Geist

    How does one sign up for this?

  • Gary l Hewes

    I have had 4 rotor cuff surgery surgery been recommended for total reverse please help sign me up

  • John Battaglia

    Very interested in volunteering for anything that will help my rotator cuff I’ve had surgery but the tendon on the bicep muscle didn’t take.. I’m in pain all over again

  • Daniel

    Sign me up

  • Ken

    Great new therapy prospect akin to stem cell therapy. However it may be buried under the pretenses of being an experimental treatment by the insurance industry thus not qualfying as a paid benefit.

  • Eric Lerma

    I am 65 year old male I tore my rotator cuff when i was 16 years old and have lived with the pain ever since.I am very interested in this new research

  • Sherilyn Starzko

    Would like more info ? I have a Torn rotator rt) since 2000 fell on my elbow first then the rest of me came after! At work .comp wouldnt acknowledge the injury!! Then at rehab i fell again off ball exersice injuring my rt side again shoulder n hip ! Every dr tells Me they cant do anything about it??? Why?? I read these posts n seen all the surgeries??! Ive asked to have surgery but they wont ?? Im in constant pain every second of every day!! I had a kidney transplant in 1989 plus now all the problems that come w that!!? Cancer do to Pills! Fibromyalgia osteoporosis plus many other pain problems n other ailments??!! Im my sons caregiver he has severe traumatic brain injury paralized on left side due to car accident in 2007! We both need alot of repairs!! Hes been asking for Śtem cells since then. No one seems to want to help us??!! Just wondering if u guys can?? Thank you!sherilyn Starzko 587-783-9572

  • Rosy Chehebar

    Where can I get the above procedure and is it approved by the FDA and insurance Company ?

  • Rosy Chehebar

    I torn two tendons and have been in pain for several months.
    I live in Florida. Where can I get this procedure, is it approved by the FDA and which insurance company shall accept this procedure ? This procedure shall help millions of suffering people.
    Thank you.

  • Gerlinda

    What kind of stem cells are used in this please?

  • Steve

    Would this allow treatment options for pectoral tendon tears in athletes or similar persons?

  • Anonymous

    Please don’t publish or share any of my info. including my name. In January of 2019 I slipped on ice covered asphalt at work. Witness said I was flat in the air and slammed down horizontally hard.I came away with many injuries and severe pain that I never experienced in my active life. Amongst the injuries my dr.s and their dr.s( workmen’s comp.) deemed the worst were to my spine (cervical and lumbar) and my shoulders. I couldn’t sleep naturally because of the crazy severe pain. I would sit and or lay down until I fell asleep from exhaustion only to be bolted out of sleep by lighting pain! Back to the shoulders the dr.s both sets said I had two “massively rip led rotator cuffs”. Both were very painful with the right being the most painful. To quote dr.s notes both shoulders the humerus in were both migrated from the glenoid. Two shots of cortisone in the left and three shots in the right did nothing for their pain. In a try for pain relief my dr. did arthroscopic surgery any scare tissue, debris etc. found out later he also removed some atrophied ligaments and detached one of my biceps. Leaving my right arm pretty useless and still in pain. Everything more complicated than what I detailed here. Please contact me if you think I could be a candidate for your procedure so I could give you all the details. As it stands my dr. says The best he can do is a reverse shoulder rebuild giving me about 63%of the movement I once had. Two years ago I contacted a stem procedure clinic (Gio Star) ask if the could grow back my ligaments and my tendons / bicep muscle thy said yes but with no guarantees?! So I I could go back to my dr. and fix my rotator cuff in a normal way! He said not gonna happen. To a head of the tech/ surgical times. Came across this article and was filled with hope again! Thank you for the consideration. And continue success with your research and work!

  • Elaine VanEss-Finn

    I have a slight tear in my shoulder tissue,it’s affecting my life in so many ways…I’m 65 and still am working as a hairstylist,I love to make people happy by doing their hair and I also workout at the gym…If you think you can help me I would Very Much Like to try this

  • Robert kaney

    Sign me up torn right and left rotator cuff right one was torn throwing baseball left one was torn don’t have a clue but it is very very painful I can hold my arms up above my head relax my shoulders and both shoulders will pop out of socket

  • Manuel saldate

    I amn 59 years old and have had 3 scopes and and suprspinatus reattached on my right shoulder and a rotator scope on my left. I can’t pick either arm up over my head and have to help my left arm up and down on the steering wheel. I would love have an evaluation and possible treat me to. I am always in n pain. I have also had a broken and fused neck and 2 lower surgeries on my lower back

  • Israel

    I had rotary cuff put in in 2018 after my surgery my armpits are very,very (STICKY) now, not (STINKY) and its horrible,horrible I literally have to sleep with my hands up behind my head not to mention my shoulders hurt so bad. Can someone PLEASE help.

  • Shawn Rodriguez

    I’ve been in a wheelchair since 1986, and have had a slow tearing of my rotator cuffs in both my shoulders. I’d love to try this.

  • Mike

    Hzarvard = $$

  • Willietta P. Jones

    I really need this new treatment

  • Diane Enders

    I have been living with both my rotator cuff’s torn. Help please

  • nelly gama

    I have problems with my knee and can you do it???

  • Gary Moquin

    I have had both rotator cuffs torn to shreds. I’m too young for replacement surgery. I’m 61 years young. I would definitely be interested in this trial.

  • Martin Murphy

    This sounds like a great procedure.
    I have lived with shoulder pain for years from working construction and sports.
    I would love to be considered for your program.

  • Elias

    Please for both my shoulders

  • L Burkz

    A broken acromiun process a year ago was a show stopper. The pain was unbearable. Now I suffer with limited mobility. The Dr’s offered me no type of relief or rehab. Sleeping on my right side is very limited and painful. I need treatment to heal this year old injury.

  • Danielle Renee Fredin

    Hi, I’m 50yrs old.I have a torn rotater cuff on my left shoulder. I can’t lift my arm up to put my hair up or reach behind to fasten my bra and its very painful pulling my pants up. I’ve never had surgery and feel I would be a good candidate for your procedure.

  • Isabella D.

    I would be interested in this procedure since I don’t want surgery which I don’t think will do much good

  • G. Holley

    Please, consider my mother who has suffered with intense shoulder pain from a torn rotator cuff for years. The cortisone shots have no effect anymore. She went to the hospital for the pain she endured and is still in the hospital because the pain is unbearable and has affected other parts of her body. She now has very limited mobility. Please consider her.

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  • Gina

    I am 64 y/o, Ifell and dilocated myright shoulder. As a result, I have a partially torn rotator cuff which has caused me to lose strenth and function in my arm. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I’m right handed and the use of my arm is necessary for everyday function

  • Louis N

    Have had 3 surgeries 2 on R 1 on L each went well. Still in pain sleepless nights can’t hold phone for long. Let me know when where I’m there.

  • Wilburnette Broussard

    I’ve been dealing for about 2yrs with my Toren rotor cup consisting pain no sleep ever please please help

    • Vinod Patel

      It will take very long time for approval
      Meanwhile try HemoHIM

  • Vinod Patel

    This stem cell is for real, Hope Institute expedite the clinical trial process fast enough to get many many patients

  • Muhammad Saeed

    Hi, I’m 46yrs old.I have a torn rotater cuff on my Right shoulder. I can’t lift my arm up to put my hair up or reach behind to hold any thing . I’ve never had surgery and feel I would be a good candidate for your procedure, please help me.

  • Andres

    I wish to be a volunteer
    I have the same problem on my left shoulder
    Please consider my situation …52 yrs old

  • Jake atkinson

    Pick me! Three complete reconstructive surgery’s

  • Cassie Fletcher

    Amazing!!! This would be life changing, and I’d love to explore further.

  • Daisy

    Just like everyone else….sign me up! My only concern is about the potential for excessive scar tissue building. I’ve had it badly thru two knee surgeries. That was even after extensive pre surgical pt, and immediate pt following surgeries, and every day working the knee since 2016. Doc told me 3 years ago that I needed a total reverse shoulder replacement but I’m too paranoid to do it due to past surgical complications. I’m right in there with the rest of you! Pick me! Pick me! The pain is unbearable most days and nights. Meds just don’t cut it.

  • Brad Behrent

    I have had two rotator surgeries on right shoulder both unsuccessful, the pain and pooping of the joint is painful 24 hours a day. Had mri done on left shoulder and have 3 torn tendons and one at a 100 %, will this procedure help?

  • Juski

    All 3 of my cuffs hurt. Please help.

  • Bill Sours

    Save on the agony..go hang on pull up bars for 10 minutes, palm forward, 30 secs at a time. Discovered this life-changing cure/procedure in a 12 dollar book by shoulder surgeon, Dr Kirsch.

  • Daniel Melton

    I have had rotator cuff along with torn tendon surgery 7 times, 3 on left and four on my right. Most recent survey November 2021. Sign me up please

  • Bobby Emmons

    I would be very interested in the procedure

  • Douglas Rodrigue

    I would like to try this rotator cuff repair out…if patients are needed up for the work…i fell through a attic almost to the floor.. But tore my rotator cuff in the process . It’s been weakness in that arm.. But with this i feel hope.. Please feel free to contact me in regards to this new procedure….

  • Nick

    Very interesting game had seven shoulder surgeries. With 20+ dislocations Would volunteer. Where do I sign up!

  • Eddie

    I would like to volunteer for the surgery please? I would very grateful to be relieved of the pain in my right rotator.
    Thank you!

  • Isaac willborn

    I would love this I can’t even sleep on a bed anymore without my shoulder dislocating. What it would it would feel like to get a good night’s sleep.

  • Dean Bachi

    I’ve been in pain for yrs. and have a very hard time using my R shoulder. The pain shoots down my entire arm multiple times a day.ive even had to re-learn how to do many things with my Left hand because I just can’t do it with my R. Including wiping, washing my body and hands, driving, playing catch with my son and using different types of tools. It hurts everytime I move it and for any reason. Please sign me up, It would be life-changing to be able to use my arm and to sleep again. Tell me where and when and I’ll be there. Please. The pain truly is constant.

  • Johnny

    In pain, Please help

  • Mike G.

    I’m in nightly pain ans toss every night. Kaiser is my insurance provider and I have senior advantage option. Had one surgery and Kaiser was unable to attach /repair my cuff but did repair the bicept. Was told by Dr. Mark Dillon, my surgeon that I need a capsule replacement. I’m willing to be part of any study or procedure as mentioned un the article as I am miserable and want to stop taking pain meds.

  • Brenda Sanford

    Can swollen shoulders be the same ,left shoulder for 22years and Right shoulder 7 years continue pain everyday uncomfortable.

  • Sean Howard

    How do i get started w/ the Shoulder surgury??

  • Aaron Davis Jr

    Hi there. I recently reinjured my left rotator cuff. It happened from either sleeping wrong or working out. Maybe a combination of both 🤷🏿‍♂️. Lol. But I’d love you let y’all try this out on me. I’m 38 with good health and all. PLEASE CONSIDER ME AS A CANDIDATE FOR THIS AWESOME LOOKING PROCEDURE. I WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE IT. THANKS FOR TAKING TIME TO READ THIS.

  • kevin tophoj

    I would definitely be interested trying this for both shoulders. Would it also work on a knee I’ve had scoped 5 times

  • Jocelyn Dean

    I am a senior and I have been experienced some pain in my shoulders for over 15 years. I’ve had surgery on my left shoulder and my right shoulder. My right shoulder twice and I’m still having problems with pain and mobility. I would love to grow old and gracefully pain-free.

  • Jessie Martinez

    I had surgery 7 years ago on my left shoulder, I had 2 torn ligaments in my rotator cuff. The surgeon said it would be a three hour surgery. However, during the surgery it was explained to me that my bicep had been detached in the same area which extended the surgery to 5 hours. I have been playing bass guitar since high school, except now my fingers get tingly and numb after playing a few songs, also when riding my motorcycle my left hand gets numb as well hold the throttle. I say this because now my right shoulder has a torn rotator cuff. I’ve known this for 3 years but reluctant to have surgery. I’m afraid the same thing will happen. I would like to volunteer if the option is still available.

  • John C

    I’ve been dealing with a dislocating shoulder from blunt force trauma since I was 17, now 35. Surgery is a next step but I’d love to be considered for any test treatments as well on this study.

  • A. Romagna

    I’m happy to volunteer to participate in this study! Please contact me.

  • Wehart K. Hosea

    I had a lastisimus transferr done to my Rt. rotator cuff in October 2006 in Heidelberg, Germany by Prof. Dr. med. P. Habermeyer. This procedure gave me sufficent ROM to get on with life. His services and the hospital at the ATOS Praxisklinik Heidelberg were EXCELLENT.

  • Gabriel Mendez

    How do we get into the study? Is there any information available or is the study over…

  • Antonio Espinosa

    Left shoulder done in 2015. Seen my Dr. in 2020 cause my right shoulder was hurting. She tells me I don’t have a rotator cuff. My right muscle tightens up a lot and it seems to drop down. I can’t reach above my shoulder because of my weak muscle. If you need a guinea pig let me knoe

  • Dawn

    I have had 4 rotor cuff surgeries. I was told 2 years ago there was no hope in making my pain any better. I would volunteer for this study

  • Dave

    I am tired of suffering from rotator tear and de-tached bicep muscle Id love to volunteer for this

  • John Garrity

    Both rotator cuffs are bone on bone
    And xrays look like 2 rotten apples
    This due to work related and age
    Would love to hear more or actually receive this treatment.
    Have an 11 yr.old son with special needs and a 15 yr old daughter.
    So Retiring at 56 is not an option.
    Would love to hear back from your team.
    Thank you. John

  • Cynthia Meeks

    Bilaterally my shoulders are blown to bits per MRI
    can you help?

  • Christopher T Goode would it help torn ligaments and a ankle and muscle

    Would it help a ankle that’s been toy with nerve damage and tendons

  • Michael Whorton

    I’ve been told the only thing that will help my right shoulder is reverse replacement surgery. Will this help someone like me? The MRI’s and x-rays all show torn rotator cuff tissue.

  • Derrick Garza

    I want to be in the clinical trials as well, my left RC has been wrecked for 4 years now, I’ve tried everything from surgery to regenerative medicine and nothing has worked.

  • Bart

    Dear John, please send MRI and medical records to surgeon Mark E Morrey Mayo Clinic Rochester Minnesota,he is the best,period,like the commercial says,you know where to go

  • Lyne

    Can you repair a torn labrium without a big surgery??

  • CK

    Diagnosed with PTS, would love to get my “old” arm/shoulder back!

  • Janneth Rosado

    When, and what time. I’m ready!

  • Joshua Martin

    Sign me up for this, I’m desperately in need of this

  • Daniel Mojeske

    Here’s all my people in the comment section… Who know my daily struggle… I HATE this pain in my shoulders… I’m down to be a part of this!

  • Debbie Reynolds

    I have been a RN for 28 years. I have also spent years working out at the gym or home. I have been a Mom for 38 years. I have tried everything. The only relief was Dry Needling. Any help or suggestions would be awesome. Thank you for all you do.

  • Gayl Flynn

    Please tell me where I can have this done. I am so tired of my family treating me like I cannot take care of myself, I am only 63 and should not be treated as if I were on my last journey on earth.

  • Carl Nowik

    Would love to be a candidate!64year old male and very active…Please contact me not a fan of any surgery!
    Thanks again

  • BJ

    Would this work for torn cartilage (meniscus) in the knees?

  • Terrance L Anderson

    Twenty five years of pain and limited income due to both rotator cuffs. I’m 64 yrs. old and would like to start living again. Please help!

  • Aaron

    Big money everyone I know has some sort of shoulder pain nice work team! Best luck everyone!

  • Henry Venegas

    Please I am ready to sign up for this. I have sustained military injuries and prior sports injuries I have a hairline fracture and torn shoulder cuff. At times shoulder pops out of socket or I can’t sleep on side. Holding items at times hurt full shoulder. If any openings please sign me up I am ready and able to start the process.

  • Luke

    The technology today is incredible. I have bad shoulder pain and knee pain. This procedure would be so awesome to have done!🥳

  • Sylvia W

    Bilateral rotator cuff that had been causing severe pain since 2012 injury from a heavy, restless, combative and confused patient that resulted to my injury just brushing my hair causes severe pain and sleepless nights unable to take pain meds ( unable to tolerate narcotics or ansaids ) but limited relief from CBD ointments which causes lethargy HELP!!!!!

  • Donald Daniel

    Left should has lots of scar tissue from an injury suffered in an accident in 1982 which leaves me with very limited range of motion. This lead to overuse of my right shoulder and an irreparable rotator cuff.

  • William Wright

    I wouldn’t mind taking this procedure because the last month or so I have suffered constant pain, soreness in my shoulders I don’t know if it’s from working at my job here in Georgia or when I try to laid down on the bed at my apartment. I feel so uncomfortable for long periods of time.

  • Gilbert Gallegos

    I would very much appreciate consideration for this procedure. I fell on my left arm which caused limited movement to my rotator cuff and associated muscles. It was an accident and not my fault and recovery has been slow. Reverse should replacement was recommended but did want to go to that level of operation so have been exercising upper extremities which has helped but still not fully recovered. Would appreciate the opportunity to be back to somewhat normalacy. Thank you.

  • Eli Demas

    The shoulder damage ski accident ,work accident very Painful ,right shoulder has Been damaged from overuse. Limited range of motion ,Also popping sounds when in use. Looking into surgery for both shoulders, have MRIs to show damage. Would be willing to volunteer.

  • Jeff Panik

    I would volunteer

  • Teriano

    Sign me up. I have both shoulders with problems. I’m a perfect guinea pig. And my insurance will pay 100% of the cost.

  • M C

    I have problems on both shoulders causing alternate issues on my back.

  • Jay Beck

    I would like to be considered for the shoulder pain repair. Im 55, and i do work out rgularly but am limited on what i can do because my right shoulder. I have a very hard time sleeping and getting dressed because my shoulder.

  • Tonia Kimsey

    My husband has had severe pain in his right shoulder for approximately 7yrs we have not had insurance for anything to be done except Cortisone shots every so often through an ER so if there is anyway for him to participate in a trial he would be extremely willing to do so..


    Sign me up i need to fix my shoulder

  • Jay Brown

    I have had rc surgery and a little over a year ago I shattered my humerus head had surgery and now have a plate and screws holding me together. Would you be interested in looking at my shoulder. I happen to be a carpenter and could use all I can get.

  • James Lister

    I have rotator cuff tears in my right and left shoulders. I will be 48 soon. Worked as a automotive repair technician my entire working career. The pain right now is tolerable. But it is getting worse. I would be willing to volunteer to see if this process will work in humans. As long as whatever the process is doesn’t make it worse than what it already is currently.

  • Brett

    I’ve had two surgeries on my shoulders. One for a torn labrum and the other was from bad arthritis. Sleep is a thing of the past. Am I a candidate for this treatment?

  • Diane Watson

    I would like relief from shoulder pain.

  • Homero Villarreal

    I was run over while asleep in my bed and broke my shoulder. Rotator cuff surgery and therapy took care of it but lost range in motion, strength and constant but tolerable pain.
    Would love to play catch with my boys as they get older. No pain will be a plus.

  • Shane Wiant

    I’ve had 4 reconstructive surgeries on me left shoulder with various levels of success but always less than I had hoped. Where do I sign up for trials for this. I’ll gladly be the guinea pig for this.

  • Claven lopez

    I am 49, and my rotator cuff is hurting me every night it is hard for me to fall asleep and if this study could help, i would love to participate in this study and see if i could be a part of a research that could help millions of people

  • Sherell Johnson

    I’ve been dealing with pain and suffering as I’m writing this now and is sick and tired of getting those dry needle injections. I can’t do nothing with my right shoulder due to pain including having Carpal Tunnel in both hands .I am seeing a Orthopedic Doctor at Beth Israel and nothing is helping me.

  • Howard

    I would definitely be interested in this.

  • Jacqueline Gonzales

    I have to replace my right rotor cuff. The pain is no stop and don’t have the strength like I was did. I would love to be one of your patients to receive this new break through. It’s going on 2 years that I been with this issue. Hope to hear from you and try this new procedure.

  • Randi B

    I was just diagnosed with arthritis in my shoulder then my bicep muscle ruptured. I am waiting to see a surgeon. I would like to be considered as a volunteer.

  • Ray smith

    Torn since 80s I’d do it

  • Teena Jeanes

    I suffer from 2 rotator cuff tears and a torn bicep tendon I would be very interested in being a test subject for you please sign me up

  • Craig Oswald

    Would love to be part of study. Right shoulder for years. No surgery after researching negative results. 66 years old and have living with pain and discomfort for over 15 years. Ready for a miracle!

  • Violet

    Chronic pain intense left shoulder and arm, as well as hand, limited ROM, difficulty with dressing up, caring for hygiene, no strength, difficulty with day tasks like driving, lifting, holding, looking for non surgical options

  • James Donovan

    I would like to be a candidate? Please where and when.

  • Fui

    Interested in learning more been in severe pain thousands of dollars on therapy.

  • Eva Love

    I’ll volunteer problems with shoulder, back, ankle

  • BrianCandelaria

    Please help tired of my shoulder dislocating it’s a nightmare and painful please.

  • Dustin

    I suffer from shoulder pain from running into a door frame 5 or 6 years ago ever since then my right shoulder has kept me up now injuring it again it’s hurting more to the point im scared that ill drop my dog when i pick her up

  • Eric Jones

    I am in my late 50s. Have had 2 rotator cuff surgeries on my right and 1 on my left. I’m currently needing another on my left. I would volunteer myself for your study on humans. I am currently living in Florida. Please consider me a candidate for your research. Thank you.

  • Jon

    I have no deltoid in my right shoulder due to poor medical care after an accident. Want to experiment and created a new way to fix it? If so, email me!!

  • Nancy Grazado Garzillo

    I’m 80 rotator cuff tear on right shoulder, never had surgery just cortisone which helped greatly. Would love very much to be able to heal it without surgery. The orthopedic specialist said they never heal without surgery. So I am totally interested!

  • Patricia Duncan

    Please sign me up! I have no quality of life and can barely do anything for myself, even including dressing myself because my shoulders are so bad. I joke that I am like a “T-Rex” with lille short arms because I can’t extend them very far.

  • Jeanine Waddell

    I have been diagnosed with arthritis and rotator cuff tear. No surgery and done physical therapy. And they still bother me. Now we are here to find out if you all can help, but it seems like it’s a hoax so is it a hoax or can you help,let us all know.

  • Kelly Dillow

    Hubby had both rotator cuffs repaired at different times of his life Now mine has a small tear no surgery mentioned as I have stage 1 frozen shoulder So u do PT constantly. I’m intrigued by this and I’m wondering how long before there’s regeneration for knees! I’d love to stay updated Here’s to moving forward in science and medicine

  • Jesse

    Sign me up

  • Rich Talley

    Both shoulders are causing constant pain…
    Let me know if you can help me.

  • Kwuteg

    Will this also work on the labrum? Inside the actual shoulder socket?

  • Alice

    I encourage anyone with rotator cuff pain, or other musculoskeletal or neurological pain or limitation to look into Feldenkrais (movement re-education) lessons. Gentle and non-invasive. Classes are available on Zoom. Typically $15/class. Been keeping me out of a wheelchair for 2 decades. Worth giving it a try to see if it helps. Google for the Feldenkrais Guild for more info and sample lessons.

  • Kerne

    I have rotator cuff issues that plague both my shoulders. I would definitely be willing to volunteer for this new procedure in order to be able to get a restful night of sleep without be awaken by throbbing shoulder pains.

  • Walter Morris Keele

    Yes l have had rotator cuff surgery on my right shoulder and have the left shoulder with a lot of pain. I would be interested in this procedure

  • Mike Gilbreath

    I’m suffering from deterioration of my left shoulder. I’m 84 years old and was an avid golfer but now unable to do anything. The orthopedist won’t do surgery because of my age. I cannot do my usual mowing the grass or any other household chores. Please consider me for what time I have left here on this earth to live the rest of my life without pain. Thanks, Mike Gilbreath

    • Prince

      (PRP injections is all you’ll need!) Get one series of injections each month for 3 consecutive months & you’ll be healed!!

  • Jeremy Grimes

    Had a 3.5inch tear right shoulder dr.said bad tendent damaged bla bla bla short version I went home and slept on the options have thatdoc fix or just put it back together my self so next day called doc. Told her I’m thankful but I’ll pass..And remind you could not get my arm up pass my 6ft.i have began to get in touch with myself and practice self heeling witch I’ve always been a believer in the mind so I made my self work the feeling of pain into one spot and places askin burning kettle on cloth and start by seeing beauty in pain into my arm I focus on pushin the pain closer to the skin and keep it together after three day of burning my self in program myself and practice self heeling I don’t have one pain I don’t know what I did but possibly self heeling is possible…💪I don’t recommend it to anybody else just let your self as postive as u are ur beauty will not help but ur instead ur mind and sole will take care of it….

  • Lyle E. Richards

    Hi, I was in a car accident and dislocated my left shoulder. I have had surgery for torn rotator cuff on my right shoulder. Excellent results,but they want to replace the ball joint on my left and I won’t let them because I know it can be healed. Please advise me. Total disability and over 65. Good health thanks

  • Jim Knight

    I have rotator cuffs torn and dissolved in both shoulders and they say I have to have shoulder replacement surgery. Would love to know if I might could be a candidate for this.

  • Gracy Mathews

    This is very exciting news and I would love to be a volunteer; been with right rotator cuff tear for over a year and steroid shot, multiple PT courses-still doing at home.. my life has changed! Unable to have a normal life, no proper sleep etc…My shoulder specialist Dr. (Who is super)said surgically not fixable with current technology..
    I’m 68 years old, otherwise pretty good health.
    Thank you very much

  • Frank Sanford

    Told I needed total reverse shoulder replacement, do you think this would be a treatment option for me?

  • Stephen

    I tore my left cuff scout a year ago and still having pain. I would love to have this done. Iam 59 years old but look 40 body feels 70 to much weight lifting in my 20s.

  • Jeanne M Trumble

    Would it help with stroke

  • Carla Acquafresca

    8 months ago I completely tore my Longhead bicep muscle which now lays at the bottom of my forearm. I don’t know how I’m still as strong as I am. My concern is I was also told my rotator cuff and AC muscle are torn/tearing. I’m a 55 female in excellent shape and i have to keep working doing landscaping to support myself. I’m not in extreme pain, just discomfort and shoulder gets “caught” and pops frequently. I’m affraid if my Rotator cuff n AC isn’t fixed I’ll do more damage and loose my ability to work. Ide like any information or treatment available. Thank you.

  • John Long

    Would appreciate information. I suffer rotator pain

  • Michael Voss

    Sign me up for this, I’m desperately in need of this
    One shoulder is badly damaged & the other is not to far behind

  • Julio Mendoza

    I would like to be a test subject for the shoulders.

  • Thomas

    I would like to be treated please.

  • Wade Campbell

    I have had 2 rotator cuff repairs on the same shoulder. Following the 2nd surgery I had good results following PT and healing. Over time and use the shoulder injury is persistent and I have chronic pain in the shoulder. I would absolutely be interested in volunteering as a test case.

  • Tammy

    This gives me hope that one day I might get help. Thank you to everyone working on this.

  • David Vidales

    At this point I’d be willing to try anything. After 4 rotator cuff surgeries and in constint pain 24 hours, what’s one more try going to hurt.

  • Andrew Regalmuto

    I would love to have this procedure. I am a Zumba instructor and my left shoulder is always in pain several Kenalog injections are only short-term relief. How much downtime after the procedure?

  • Steve

    I had non invasive 4 point surgery on my right shoulder 10 or so years ago have developed very bad neck and shoulder pain since then, I think they are related the shoulder. I had a test done a # of years back after orginal surgery, ortho said that it had a slight tear in it, it has gotten worse since then I am still able to lift arm and rotate it but have pain in doing so .That being said I try not to lift much as it makes it much worse. I know that if I do not do something it will continue to deteriorate.



  • Jon M

    Both shoulders are 70 percent torn. Not willing to have surgery because my hip was a disaster. I might try something like this but when does it know to stop?

  • Fred Rodriguez

    I have had es in my sever bicep and now I have another separate bicep that surgeon said will require a cadaver just wondering if you would be interested in looking at my case. My daughter graduate from Harvard law and she told me to look into this

  • Amber Weiesnbach

    I had a motorcycle accident when I was 10 years old. I lost my right shoulder arm and wrist from muscle nerves legments and tendon damage. I have no muscle in my shoulder with two surgeries. I had 8 pins and metal plate put in at 12 and was taking out at 14. I have had 3 surgeries on my hand and wrist to help me use my fingers again. Tendon transfers and legments lengthen. I am 44 now and I still have no control over my right shoulder arm wrist. I have no feeling for the most part and what I can feel it’s in areas that u are not touching. I would love the chance to feel normal and ppl look at me normal again..

  • Stephanie SMITH

    Help I need this.

  • Brad

    I would love so much to have my shoulder fixed. After the surgery I was told that it was much worse than they thought it was and that I need to have a shoulder replacement but I am too young to get it don’t because I would need it replaced in about 15 years. Sucks being old but not old enough. I am sure having Ehlers Danlos doesn’t help any. I would jump on the chance to be in a trial of this type of help.

  • Chris Loeb

    I find the studies you’ve unveiled quite interesting. I would be favorable in volunteering for rotator tendon regeneration. I have full tears on 3 tendons in Each shoulder.

  • Tony

    I am a 61 yr old male. I have had to rotator tears in both shoulders and additional surgeries to the left, nerve impingement and bone spurs.
    Presently, my right shoulder is starting to lock up, along with pain and limited range of motion. I would like to be considered for your treatment. Thank you

  • Jo

    I’m sure there are thousands of us who would love to experience a normal life without shoulder pain. Between more testing and government approval I don’t see this happening for years. I myself am trying one last thing in hopes it will help. Burning the nerves that are causing the pain. Fingers crossed it will help but after several surgeries it’s hard to be hopeful.