I was diagnosed with a full thickness tear of the rotator cuff.(2.5cmx3.5cm). I ruled out the surgical option due to the low probability of success at my age (62) as well as the prohibitive rehab and immobilization required post-op.
I researched alternative solutions and discovered the possibility of stem cell and PRP treatment. However, I was rejected outright and impersonally, by a prominent national group researching in the field for having too large a tear
I contacted Dr. Greenberg who expressed confidence that a tear the size of mine could be repaired by a one-time stem cell procedure followed by several PRP injections a month apart stem. He emailed back and forth with me on Labor Day weekend explaining the process. I was convinced and I am happy to report that 5 months after the stem cell procedure, my tear is now only 6″mm and I had my last PRP injection yesterday.
I am thrilled to be back playing tennis pain-free with a range of motion that I haven’t had in over a decade. (A far cry from waking up several times a night from shoulder pain)
Dr. Greenberg also observed that I was limping due to a “locked” painful left hip from all the years of tennis. He used PRP injections to ‘unlock” the hip and greatly improved my mobility on and off the tennis court.
I am thankful that I discovered Dr. Greenberg via the internet. Science and Medicine need bold innovators like him who face skepticism and help patients.
(It was worth the drives from Toronto to Philly)