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
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.