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
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis
  • Tendinopathy
  • 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
  • Instability
  • 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


  • Arthritis
  • 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
  • Instability
  • Biceps Femoris Insertional Tendinopathy
  • Hamstrings Tendinopathy

Ankle and Foot

  • Arthritis
  • Ankle Instability
  • Peroneal tendon tear or split
  • Ligament sprain or tear
  • Sub-talar arthritis or instability
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Bunions


  • Arthritis
  • Instability
  • Tennis Elbow or Golfer’s Elbow
  • Nerve entrapment (ulnar nerve)

Regenexx 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.

  • Knee Patient Outcome Data

    This Regenexx-SD (same-day) 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.

    View Knee Patient Outcome Data Here
  • Knee Meniscus Procedure Outcome Data

    This Regenexx-SD (same-day) 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.

    View Knee Meniscus Procedure Outcome Data Here
  • 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-SD procedure are highly statistically significant.

    View Knee Function Improvement Data Here
  • Hip Patient Outcome Data

    This data looks at patient outcomes for same-day stem cell treatments for hip arthritis.

    View Hip Patient Outcome Data Here
  • Shoulder / Rotator Cuff Patient Outcome Data

    This outcome information summarizes the patient 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.

    View Shoulder / Rotator Cuff Patient Outcome Data Here
  • 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.

    View Hand and Wrist Patient Outcome Data Here
  • Foot and Ankle Patient Outcome Data

    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).

    View Foot and Ankle Patient Outcome Data Here
  • 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.

    View PL-Disc vs. Steroid Epidural Outcome Data Here
  • Stem Cell Procedure Safety

    We have published more data on stem cell safety in peer reviewed medical research for orthopedic applications than any other group world-wide. Our n=339 stem cell safety paper published in 2011 was named the best of it’s class by independent European researchers last year. This is a report of 1,591 patients and 1,949 procedures treated with the Regenexx-SD procedure. Based on our analysis of this treatment registry data, the Regenexx-SD procedure is about as safe as any typical injection procedure, which is consistent with what we see every day in the clinic.

    View Stem Cell Procedure Safety Here


How Regenexx Procedures Work

Regenexx Overview VideoStem 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.

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Watch an Overview of the Regenexx SD Procedure

Regenexx-SD 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.

Play VideoMillions Introduced to Regenexx on TV’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 Knee Stem Cell Injection Procedure

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

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.

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