Regenexx® Advanced Knee Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma Procedures for Common Knee Injuries and Knee Osteoarthritis
Regenexx Knee Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet Procedures are breakthrough, non-surgical 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, or total knee joint replacement. With both surgeries, months of rehab are required, and the patient must be aware of and prepared to take on the risks. As an alternative, The Regenexx Stem Cell Procedure, or Regenexx Advanced Platelet Procedures may help alleviate knee pain and the conditions that cause it with a simple office injection procedure.
More than 49,510 Regenexx® Procedures have been performed since Regenexx pioneered orthopedic stem cell treatments in 2005. Regenexx Procedures are the most advanced orthopedic stem cell procedures in the world.
- Patellofemoral Syndrome/Chondomalacia
- Pes anersine bursitis
- Baker’s cyst
- Patellar tendonitis
- Meniscus tears – Learn More Here >>
- MCL sprain or tear
- ACL sprain or tear – Watch Video >>
- PCL sprain or tear
- LCL sprain or tear
- Biceps Femoris Insertional Tendinopathy
- Hamstrings Tendinopathy
Knee Patient Outcome DataView Knee Patient Outcome Data
This Regenexx 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.
Knee Meniscus Procedure Outcome DataView Knee Meniscus Procedure Outcome Data
This Regenexx 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.
Knee Function Improvement DataView 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 Stem Cell Procedure are highly statistically significant.
Stem Cell Procedure SafetyView Stem Cell Procedure Safety
Regenexx has published more data on stem cell safety in peer reviewed medical research for orthopedic applications than any other group world-wide. This is a report of 1,591 patients and 1,949 procedures treated with the Regenexx Stem Cell Procedure. Based on our analysis of this treatment registry data, the Regenexx Stem Cell Procedure is about as safe as any typical injection procedure, which is consistent with what we see every day in the clinic.
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. The information below provides typical price ranges for regenerative procedures, with yellow representing the average price for each procedure.
*The Entire Regenexx Stem Cell Treatment Protocol is included in the pricing above. Details follow:
The Regenexx Stem Cell Protocol - More Than a Same-Day Stem Cell Procedure
The Regenexx 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 Stem Cell 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: This includes the Regenexx Super Concentrated Platelet Rich Plasma Procedure and the Platelet Lysate Procedure 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.
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.
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Knee Damage and the Regenexx Stem Cell Procedure
Stem Cells are in all of us and they are responsible for healing injured bone, ligaments, tendons and tissues. They are the key component behind the Regenexx Procedures. As we get older or injured, we sometimes cannot get enough of these cells into the area in need. The Regenexx Procedures help solve that 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. Patients typically avoid the long, painful rehabilitation periods to restore joint strength and mobility following surgery. Regenexx patients are usually encouraged to walk the same day, and most experience little or no down-time from the procedure.
Regenexx Stem Cell Procedures in the News
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 Knee Stem Cell procedure
Seattle King TV recently featured Regenexx patient Paul Lyon in this news segment. Lyon chose to undergo a Regenexx Stem Cell 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.
Regenexx Stem Cell Procedure Overview
The Regenexx Stem Cell 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.
Are You a Regenexx Candidate?
If you are suffering from pain due to an injury, degenerative condition, or prior surgery, you may be a good candidate for this ground-breaking treatment. Please complete the Candidate Form below and you will immediately receive more detailed information on the procedure, along with next steps in determining whether this procedure is right for you. Completion of this form does not constitute a patient/physician relationship.