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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
2013 Regenexx Stem Cell Procedure Patient Outcome Data
As Regenexx Network Physicians, we offer our patients the most advanced stem cell procedures available and we’re part of the only stem cell treatment network to publish this type of analysis of patient outcome data. This is what sets us apart from other regenerative medicine clinics. We are solely focused on treatments for orthopedic conditions and the Regenexx Procedure protocols ensure that our patients benefit from the best possible outcomes.
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.
This same-day stem cell treatment outcome data analysis is part of the fall 2013 data download of patients who were tracked in the Regenexx advanced patient registry.
This data looks at patient outcomes for same-day stem cell treatments for hip arthritis. The outcome data looks good- especially for those individuals under the age of 55.
This outcome information summarizes the 2013 registry data for shoulders treated with the Regenexx-SD (same-day) 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. Rotator cuff tear patients are doing the best in this group.
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.
Most of the foot and ankle patients in this data summary had either moderate or severe main ankle joint arthritis, with many also having either lax ligaments and/or partial tendon tears. A few patients also had sub-talar arthritis. Because this is a smaller data set, all time points were collapsed, such that the last available report was used ( about 17 months post procedure on average).
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-SD (same-day) Procedure Overview
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.
Free E-Book – Orthopedics 2.0
Download the Free E-Book on Regenerative Orthopedics entitled, “Orthopedics 2.0-How Regenerative Medicine will Create the Next Generation of Less Invasive Orthopedics”. Authored by Regenexx founder Dr. Chris Centeno, this book explains the comprehensive Regenexx approach to patients. Download >>