Regenexx is a pioneer in the field of orthopedic stem cell therapy, having started offering the treatments in 2005 in conjunction with an IRB-approved medical study. In the years since other clinics have added basic cell therapies to their treatment plans. Most of these therapies are used for cosmetics and plastic surgery, but some orthopedic conditions are being treated with cell therapies. We are glad to see the expansion of stem cell treatments worldwide. However, we consider ourselves leaders in this branch of medicine and hold ourselves to a high standard when it comes to the treatments we provide to our patients.
No, PRP uses concentrated blood platelets, not stem cells, to encourage the body to heal itself.
Our Regenexx-Super Concentrated Platelet Rich Plasma (SCP) Procedure is an advanced platelet procedure that far outperforms the PRP treatments offered by many clinics, which use a bedside centrifuge to produce PRP.
The practice of Interventional Orthopedics is all about delivering orthobiologics via injection to a specific area of the body with the help of exact image guidance. The orthobiologics we use are primarily adult stem cells and platelet rich plasma. Administering these properly demands a high level of skill. The Interventional Orthopedics Foundation (IOF) leads the world as an educational organization in this field in the same vein as Interventional Cardiology altered how physicians began using catheters for cardiac procedures as an alternative to open-heart surgery. Watch Regenexx Tampa Bay’s founder, James Leiber, DO’s interview with the IOF.
Fill out our candidate form to help you find out what areas of the body may be amenable to Regenexx protocols. Keep in mind that this list is not comprehensive, but it will give you an overall idea.
If you still have specific questions, give us a call at 786-855-4800.
It depends on a number of factors. Your procedure protocol will be based on your condition and level of severity. Once we have evaluated you, we can determine your condition, necessary treatment and costs relevant to your prescribed protocol. As a general reference, we have devised the chart below that shows the various procedures we offer and their relative costs on a scale. Note that platelet procedures carry a much lower price than stem cell treatments.
No, while we have seen occasional MRI evidence of cartilage growth in mild and moderate arthritis, we generally don’t see it with severe arthritis. Regardless, this does not seem to impact the clinical results. Cartilage does not have nerve endings and lack of cartilage is not a source of pain per se. It is the visual evidence that the tissue is breaking down due to an imbalance of chemicals in the joint. That is, too many chemicals trying to break down tissue (catabolic) vs. the number of chemicals trying to repair the tissue (anabolic). Bone marrow concentrate and platelet-rich plasma, as well as microfragmented fat all, improve this balance favorably toward a more anabolic environment. This process helps to reduce pain and improve function even in most patients with severe arthritis.
As a rule, age doesn’t correlate with the efficacy of stem cell procedures for most conditions, per our registry-based data. The major exception is severe hip arthritis. Older patients don’t see the same level of results for this condition as their younger counterparts.
After a personal evaluation by our doctor, we can make a decision on whether this is possible. Among the elements that differentiate Regenexx procedures from other stem cell therapy is the dosage. Therefore, your doctor will consider your stem cell count along with other factors to make sure we achieve your optimal outcome. We do have a variety of orthobiologic materials that can treat more than one area during the same appointment.
Your two best options are to fill out our online Are You a Candidate Form or to call our office at 786-855-4800. Both will allow you to schedule a phone consultation with our doctor and to gain information about making an evaluation appointment.