Regenexx® Procedures Treat Knee Conditions, Including Tendon and Ligament Tears, Knee Arthritis, Meniscus Tears, Overuse Injuries, and Other Issues
Regenexx® Procedures are breakthrough, non-surgical stem-cell treatments for people suffering from knee pain due to common injuries to the knee meniscus, ACL or MCL, cartilage, or who are experiencing degenerative conditions, such as osteoarthritis.
Traditional options for patients suffering from these conditions include arthroscopic knee surgery to repair ligament tears, meniscus, or total knee replacement. With those surgeries, months of rehab are required, and the patient must be aware of and prepared to take on the risks. As an alternative, Regenexx procedures are designed to help reduce knee pain and improve function with precise highly specific image-guided medical procedures.
Commonly Treated Knee Conditions
The following list represents the most common knee conditions that can be treated with Regenexx Procedures. If your condition is not below, contact us or fill out the Regenexx Candidate Form with any concerns or questions regarding your viability as a patient.
- Patellar Tendonitis
- Pes Anserine Bursitis
- Meniscus Tears
- Biceps Femoris Insertional Tendinopathy
- Hamstrings Tendinopathy
- Knee Instability
- Patellofemoral Syndrome/Chondromalacia
- ACL, MCL, PCL or LCL Sprain, or Tear
- Baker’s Cyst
Knee Function Improvement After Regenexx Procedure
Prior to treatment, patients report being limited to an average of 55% of their optimal function. After receiving treatment, they report averages up to 74%. The functional questionnaire represented here is the Functional Rating Index (FRI).
Data updated March 01, 2021.
Knee Pain Decrease After Regenexx Procedure
Prior to receiving treatment, patients report average pain of 4.2/10. One month after treatment, pain levels decrease to an average of 2.3/10, a decrease of 45%. The questionnaire used is the Numeric Pain Scale (NPS).
Data updated March 01, 2021.
Overall Knee Improvement After Regenexx Procedure
Patients feel their joints are, on average, already 37% better after only one month, and continue to improve from there. The questionnaire used is the Single Assessment Numeric Evaluation (SANE).
Data updated March 01, 2021.
Regenexx® Procedures provide non-surgical treatment options for those suffering from pain related to osteoarthritis, joint injuries, spine pain, overuse conditions, and common sports injuries. These medical procedures are only performed by highly skilled doctors and are used to help reduce pain and improve function. Regenexx procedures have helped thousands of patients improve their quality of life, return to the activities they enjoy, and avoid the need for surgery or joint replacement*.
Regenexx Physicians represent a very selective, highly skilled, interventional orthobiologics network that is 100% focused on orthopedic conditions. All Regenexx physicians are musculoskeletal experts with extensive training and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, as well as complex, image-guided injections of your body's own healing agents to treat orthopedic issues. Regenexx patient outcomes are tracked in a registry and with that information, we provide transparent outcome data (below) for those who may be considering this treatment option.
A Less Invasive Solution
Knee problems often lead to surgery, whether a total knee joint replacement or arthroscopic knee surgery. Regardless of the procedure, the patient will have to endure months of difficult and painful rehabilitation to return to his or her previous levels of strength and range of motion.
In addition, studies indicate that meniscus surgery and other common arthroscopic surgeries do not provide the desired outcomes. Total knee replacement surgery yields big risks, such as releasing toxic particles into the bloodstream and is a distressing procedure. The majority of surgeries speed up the degeneration process that ultimately brings about osteoarthritis.
We are aware that surgery sometimes is the only solution for extreme cases. That being said, we have achieved astounding results with our procedures on challenging problems, including complete tears of the ligaments and muscles. We have also given thousands of patients who have severe arthritis their mobility back – without pain or knee replacement surgery.
Most of our patients are back to their normal activities in a short amount of time after their procedures.
Why Regenexx Procedures Are Effective
Bone Marrow Concentrate
Regenexx-SD is bone marrow concentrate that contains stem cells, which exist inside all of us in various tissues, ready to repair damage when it happens. As we get older or suffer serious injuries, our bodies may not be able to recruit enough of these cells to the site to repair the damaged area completely. The Regenexx-SD Procedure helps remedy this issue by extracting bone marrow from an area of the back of the hip that has a dense population of these important cells and then concentrating those cells prior to injecting them into the injured area using advanced imaging guidance. The aims of the procedure are to reduce pain and improve function by promoting the body's own ability to repair itself naturally. This patented bone marrow concentrate protocol can treat a wide range of orthopedic conditions. Your Regenexx doctor will evaluate your condition and your imaging to conclude whether a bone marrow concentrate or platelet-based treatment is the best option for your orthopedic condition.
Blood Platelet Treatments
Super Concentrated Platelet Rich Plasma and Advanced Platelet Lysate Procedures
Regenexx offers two platelet injection procedures – Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Platelet Lysate Treatments – that enhance your body’s natural healing process by adding healing growth components from your own blood to your injured areas. PRP, in particular, is effective in repairing muscle, ligament, tendon, and joint injuries. The platelet injection treatments work with your stem cells, encouraging and supporting their efforts to heal damaged tissues, especially those related to spine conditions, arthritis and soft tissue injuries. Our advanced platelet procedures are superior to the ones provided at most regenerative medicine clinics because our machines yield purer and more concentrated platelet samples.
Common Knee Conditions
Knee replacement surgery comes with many serious risks and complications, but is often considered to be a straightforward and accepted approach to treatment for those suffering from significant arthritis or injury in this joint. Before you consider knee replacement, learn what Regenexx can do for you and download our free report.
Meniscus tears are one of the most common injuries we treat. The last option anyone should consider for treating a meniscus injury is the surgical removal of all or some of this important structure. Click below to learn why Regenexx is likely a better choice than meniscus surgery.
Knee ACL tears are a very common injury. The rush to surgery has long been due to the traditional thinking that an ACL will not heal. Our experience treating ACL tears with the Regenexx patented stem cell treatment has shown that it may be a better option for those who have experienced a partial or complete non-retracted ACL tear.
Free Report: 10 Rarely Discussed Facts About Joint Replacement Surgery
Knee and hip replacement surgeries come with many risks and complications. Several years ago we queried the National Sampling System for Medicare and found that in the year 2008 alone, there were 17,500 serious complications related to knee replacement surgery resulting in 5,000 patient deaths.
If joint replacement is an option for you, please take the time to read this report. These 10 facts come from the Regenexx website. Our goal is to provide information that will help you make the right choice for you.