Ask The Doctor: What Is Shoulder Instability and How Is It Treated?

Presented by Vericel:

Dr. Brian Cole provides an overview of shoulder instability and the various treatments used to restore stability in the shoulder.

  • Shoulder instability usually occurs when the lining of the shoulder joint (the capsule), ligaments or labrum become stretched, torn or detached, allowing the ball of the shoulder joint (humeral head) to move either completely or partially out of the socket.
  • Individuals with shoulder instability usually feel pain when the shoulder “gives way.”

INTRODUCING MACI CARTILAGE REPAIR USING YOUR OWN CELLS

MACI uses your own cells to create durable repair tissue for knee cartilage
damage and can Reduce pain, Improve function and Provide lasting results.

HOW MACI WORKS

A sample of your cartilage cells (chondrocytes) is sent to a laboratory and embedded on a special collagen membrane which your doctor then implants into your knee. The cartilage cells regenerate, forming a repair tissue that is able to fill the cartilage defect.