Regenexx® Stem Cell and Blood Platelet Procedures
The Regenexx Family of Advanced Regenerative Medicine Procedures offer breakthrough, non-surgical treatment options for individuals suffering from joint or bone pain due to degenerative conditions, torn or strained tendons or ligaments or other common joint injuries. Regenexx procedures offer viable alternatives for patients with chronic pain who may be considering surgery.
Commonly Treated Conditions - Regenexx Stem Cell and Platelet Procedures
The list below represents the most commonly treated conditions using Regenexx stem cell or platelet procedures. It is not a complete list, so please contact us or complete the Regenexx Candidate Form if you have questions about whether you or your condition can be treated with these non-surgical procedures.
- Avascular Necrosis
- Labral / labrum tear
- Rotator cuff tears
- Arthritis of the shoulder joint
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- Labral tears or degeneration
- Rotator cuff tendonitis
- AC Joint Separation
- Recurrent shoulder dislocations
Hand and Wrist
- Hand Arthritis
- TFCC tear
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Trigger finger
Back and Neck
- Lumbar facet injury
- Herniated or bulging disc
- Radiculopathy (pinched nerve)
- SI Joint Syndrome
- Cervical instability
- Cervical facet injury
- Neck, back or rib instability
- Patellofemoral Syndrome/Chondomalacia
- Pes anersine bursitis
- Baker’s cyst
- Patellar tendonitis
- Meniscus tear
- MCL sprain or tear
- ACL sprain or tear
- PCL sprain or tear
- LCL sprain or tear
- Biceps Femoris Insertional Tendinopathy
- Hamstrings Tendinopathy
Ankle and Foot
- Ankle Instability
- Peroneal tendon tear or split
- Ligament sprain or tear
- Sub-talar arthritis or instability
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome
- Plantar fasciitis
- Tennis Elbow or Golfer’s Elbow
- Nerve entrapment (ulnar nerve)
Regenexx Patient Outcome Data
Knee Patient Outcome DataView Knee Patient Outcome Data
This Regenexx bone marrow derived stem cell treatment outcome data analysis is part of the Regenexx data download of patients who were tracked in the Regenexx advanced patient registry.
Knee Meniscus Procedure Outcome DataView Knee Meniscus Procedure Outcome Data
This Regenexx bone marrow derived stem cell treatment outcome data analysis is part of the Regenexx data download of patients who were tracked in the Regenexx advanced patient registry following treatment for Meniscus Tears.
Knee Function Improvement DataView Knee Function Improvement Data
This data utilizes LEFS (Lower Extremity Functional Scale) data from our knee arthritis patients treated with stem cell injections. Functional questionnaires ask the patients questions such as how well they can walk, run, climb stairs, etc. The improvements following the Regenexx Stem Cell Procedure are highly statistically significant.
Hip Patient Outcome DataView Hip Patient Outcome Data
This data looks at patient outcomes for stem cell treatments for hip arthritis.
Shoulder / Rotator Cuff Patient Outcome DataView Shoulder / Rotator Cuff Patient Outcome Data
This outcome information summarizes the patient registry data for shoulders treated with the Regenexx same day stem cell procedure using the patient’s own stem cells. It was comprised of a mix of patients with rotator cuff tears, arthritis, labral tears, and instability.
Hand and Wrist Patient Outcome DataView Hand and Wrist Patient Outcome Data
This data was derived from a group of patients with mostly severe thumb arthritis who were injected with their own stem cells. Most of these patients would have been candidates for thumb joint replacement or a surgery where a tendon is coiled up in the joint at the base of the thumb. Both are big surgeries with significant complications.
Foot and Ankle Patient Outcome DataView Foot and Ankle Patient Outcome Data
This data analysis is part of the 2015 download of patient results tracked in our advanced treatment registry. The data shown here is predominantly for ankle patients that have on average moderate to severe arthritis with some also having instability in the ligaments and/or tendinitis/tendon tears. A few small foot joint patients are also included in this data set.
PL-Disc vs. Steroid Epidural Outcome DataView PL-Disc vs. Steroid Epidural Outcome Data
This data compares two groups of patients who received epidural steroids vs. PL-Disc and looks at their results at 3 month and 6 month intervals using a Functional Rating Index (FRI), which measures things like pain as well as the ability to walk, sit, lift, bend, etc.
Stem Cell Procedure SafetyView Stem Cell Procedure Safety
Regenexx has published more data on stem cell safety in peer reviewed medical research for orthopedic applications than any other group world-wide. This is a report of 1,591 patients and 1,949 procedures treated with the Regenexx Stem Cell Procedure. Based on our analysis of this treatment registry data, the Regenexx Stem Cell Procedure is about as safe as any typical injection procedure, which is consistent with what we see every day in the clinic.
How Regenexx Procedures Work
Stem cells and platelet-derived growth factors are in all of us and they are responsible for healing injured bone, cartilage, ligaments, tendons and other tissues. They are the key components behind the Regenexx Procedures. As we get older or injured, we sometimes cannot get enough of these cells into the area to heal. The Regenexx Procedures help solve this problem by precisely delivering a high concentration of stem cells and platelets into the injured area, aiding your body’s ability to heal naturally. Patients experience very little down time and they typically avoid the long, painful rehabilitation periods that often follow surgery to restore joint strength and mobility.
Regenexx Stem Cell Procedure Overview
The Regenexx Stem Cell Procedure begins when the doctor thoroughly numbs the back of the hip (PSIS) and takes a small bone marrow sample through a needle, as well as a blood draw from a vein in the arm. The marrow is rich in Mesenchymal Stem Cells, which are responsible for healing damaged tissues. The stems cells are isolated from the marrow sample and platelets are isolated from the blood sample. After preparation, these two components will be reinjected directly into the damaged area of the joint using advanced imaging guidance. This ensures the cells are delivered to the exact location of need.
Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP Therapy
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) is the 1st realistic step in regenerative medicine treatment for musculoskeletal disease. Specifically utilizing a patient’s own blood, we are able to inject a high concentration of platelets and growth factors into the area that has been injured helping to enhance and speed the recovery process from both acute and chronic tendon and joint diseases. As part of the Regenexx Network, we’re able to offer our patients the Regenexx Super Concentrated Platelet Rich Plasma Procedure, the most advanced form of PRP available today. All PRP is not created equal. The Regenexx Procedure offers higher platelet concentrations and a much more pure PRP mixture.
Understanding Stem Cells
Your body’s own stem cells control the process of tissue building in the body. They direct the growth of new tissue. When a joint, tendon, or ligament has been injured to a degree that the normal healing process has stalled or is not working correctly, injecting stem cells into an area of injury can help repair tissue.
Goals of Treatment
Regenerative treatments can help improve pain and functional ability. In mild to moderate cases it may have the ability to repair damaged tissue. In more advanced cases it can still help with pain. This is different than steroid injections which help pain alone.
Are You a Regenexx Procedure Candidate?
If you are suffering from a joint injury, joint pain, a non-healing fracture or a degenerative condition like osteoarthritis, you may be a good candidate for these ground-breaking stem cell and blood platelet treatments. Please complete the Procedure Candidate Form below and we will immediately email you more information.