Shoulder physicians are seeking patients with rotator cuff injuries to participate in a clinical trial testing stem cell injections as a possible treatment.

The physicians, who practice at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, note in a media release that they are conducting the study to determine how stem cells affect the healing process for patients with rotator cuff injuries.

To participate in the study, candidates must be aged 18 to 70 years old and have significant shoulder pain.

They must also be willing to undergo initial evaluation and imaging to determine if their pain is caused by a rotator cuff injury, and be a candidate for surgical rotator cuff repair, per the release.

For more information about the clinical trial and how to enroll, visit Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush.

[Source(s): Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, PR Newswire]