Non-Surgical Stem Cell and Platelet Treatments for Hip Arthritis, Avascular Necrosis and Common Hip Injuries

Hip Replacement and Hip Surgery AlternativeRegenexx® Stem Cell and Blood Platelet Procedures offer the most advanced, non-surgical treatments available for individuals with common hip injuries, hip arthritis, avascular necrosis and other hip problems. In many cases, Regenexx is a viable treatment alternative for individuals who may be considering elective hip surgery or hip replacement surgery.

Due to the nature of the hip and its associated nerves, reasons for hip pain are widely misdiagnosed and hip surgery is frequently presented to patients as the only option to resolve their pain. In cases where hip surgery may be warranted, it is up to the patient to understand the risks and determine if it is the best course of action for them. As a non-surgical alternative, Regenexx hip procedure patients have experienced excellent results in complex hip injuries and advanced degenerative hip conditions, such as osteoarthritis and avascular necrosis.

Hip surgery is traumatic and may require months of painful rehabilitation to regain strength and motion. Alternatively, Regenexx procedures may help heal and alleviate hip problems with a same-day stem cell or platelet injection procedure. Regenexx patients benefit from little or no downtime from the procedure and avoid the wide range of problems that often follow more invasive surgeries.


21,240 Regenexx procedures have been performed since Regenexx pioneered orthopedic stem cell treatments in 2005

Commonly Treated Hip Conditions Using Stem Cell or Platelet Procedures

The list below is not a complete list of injuries or conditions that can be treated. These are the most common hip-related conditions we treat:

  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis
  • Tendinopathy
  • Labral / labrum tear

Regenexx Hip Patient Outcome Data

Regenexx is the only stem cell treatment network to publish this type of analysis of patient stem cell procedure outcome data. The analysis is made possible thanks to the massive numbers that are compiled throughout the years in the Regenexx patient registry, which tracks patient outcomes at regular intervals following all of the stem cell procedures we offer.

Note: This patient outcome data is not part of a controlled trial. Every patient becomes part of a registry to track outcomes and any complications. This data is a compilation of patient input to the Regenexx Patient Registry at regular intervals following their Regenexx Procedure. In addition, none of this data may be reproduced in any way or displayed elsewhere without prior written permission from Regenerative Sciences.

The Regenexx Difference

Regenexx Difference Infographic

Hip Damage and the Regenexx-SD (Same-Day) Procedure


Advanced Imaging Used During a Regenexx Patient’s Joint Injection

Stem Cells are in each of us and they are responsible for healing injured bone, ligaments, tendons and tissues. Stem cells, blood platelets and growth factors are the key components of Regenexx Procedures. As we age or are injured, we sometimes can’t get enough of these cells into the damaged area. Regenexx Procedures help solve this problem by precisely delivering a high concentration of stem cells and growth factors into the injured area, aiding your body’s ability to heal naturally. Regenexx patients experience little or no down-time from the procedure and typically avoid the long, painful rehabilitation periods to restore joint strength and mobility following invasive surgeries.

View an infographic on chronic hip pain and the Regenexx approach >>

Play VideoMillions Introduced to Regenexx Stem Cell Procedures on Television’s The Doctors

Regenexx Procedures were recently featured on “The Doctors” TV show. The episode featured Dr. Christopher J. Centeno and Dr. Ron Hanson from the Centeno-Schultz Clinic in Colorado, along with patient Barbee James, who sought stem cell treatment following traditional knee surgery. The 6 minute video provides a nice overview of the Regenexx-SD (Same Day) Stem Cell procedure, which is offered at both of our Health Link Medical Center offices in Oceanside and Mill Valley, California.

NBC TV Tells a Patient’s Story Following a Regenexx Same-Day Stem Cell Injection Procedure

Seattle King TV recently featured Regenexx patient Paul Lyon in this news segment. Lyon chose to undergo a Regenexx-SD procedure, rather than an invasive and traumatic joint replacement surgery. The story looks at his results and includes an interview with Dr. Christopher Centeno, founder of the Regenexx Procedures.


We understand that as a cash procedure, patients need to have a good understanding of what the typical costs are for each type of treatment. Health Link Medical Center also offers easy payment plans starting at $140 per month for those who qualify.


*The Entire Regenexx-SD Stem Cell Treatment Protocol is included in the pricing above. Details follow:

The Regenexx SD Protocol – More Than a Same-Day Stem Cell Procedure

The SD (same day stem cell) procedure is designed to achieve the best possible result. Through several years of testing on thousands of patients, Regenexx has developed a protocol that has demonstrated the best possible patient outcomes. This entire protocol is typically part of a Regenexx-SD procedure and is included in the pricing range shown above.

Prolotherapy Pre-Injection: This injection is designed to prepare the joint/tissue for the stem cell transplant. The purpose is to help stabilize the affected joint by tightening supporting ligaments. The injection uses a dextrose concentration or platelet concentration that causes mild inflammation that stimulates increased blood flow and your own resident stem cells to begin to differentiate and proliferate. This visit usually takes less than one hour.

Stem Cell Transplant: You will be scheduled to start your stem cell day with a morning appointment where your specialist will aspirate bone marrow from your hip and blood drawn from your arm, in a comfortable procedure that takes from 30 to 45 minutes. This procedure should not be confused with a bone marrow biopsy which usually is very painful. The aspiration is done with local anesthesia and is very well tolerated with a minimum of pain and discomfort. Your marrow and blood is then processed in our on –site laboratory and is ready in about 90 minutes. Then your transplant procedure is performed and takes from 45 to 90 minutes.

Platelet Procedure Post-Injection: We call this Regenexx SCP/PL as it contains concentrated platelets and platelet lysate (pure growth factors) derived from your blood. You will have your blood draw, processed in the lab and then injected in your tissue. The entire visit takes about 2 hours.

Insurance Coverage

Today’s newest regenerative injection procedures, such as Platelet Rich Plasma and Stem Cell Procedures are not covered by insurance. However, some portions of the entire process are covered as shown below.


Regenexx-SD Procedure Overview

Play Video

Watch an Overview of the Regenexx SD Procedure

The Regenexx-SD 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.

Some patients are apprehensive about the bone marrow aspirate portion of the procedure, but most are surprised to find that they experienced very little pain or discomfort:

“I had some concern about the pain involved in extracting the bone marrow. All of my fears were groundless. All of the procedures were painless. The doctor explained everything he did and I was awake and involved the whole time. The experience was better than expected.” Betty M.

Are You a Regenexx 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.

ortho_2_v3Free E-Book - Orthopedics 2.0 More than 30,000 Downloads!

Download the Free E-Book on Regenerative Orthopedics: Orthopedics 2.0-How Regenerative Medicine and Interventional Orthopedics Will Change Everything. Written by Dr. Chris Centeno, this free e-book explains the Regenexx approach to patients and orthopedic conditions. Whether you’re are an existing patient or simply interested in the human body and how everything in the body ties together, you will enjoy exploring this book in-depth. With hyperlinks to more detailed information, related studies and commentary, this book condenses a huge amount of data and resources into an enjoyable and entertaining read. Download >>