Regenexx® Stem Cell Therapy and Blood Platelet Procedures for Common Hand & Wrist Injuries & Arthritis
Regenexx Stem Cell Procedures are the nation’s leading non-surgical stem cell procedures for common joint injuries and arthritis. Arthritis of the hand and thumb (basal joint arthritis) are extremely common and can actually begin to affect people at a relatively young age when compared to arthritis of larger joints. Injuries to the hand, wrist and thumb are so common among athletes that they have earned themselves sport-specific names like “skier’s thumb” or “gamekeepers thumb”. Overuse conditions such as “gamer’s thumb”, which is a repetitive stress injury of the thumb, are becoming more common as people spend longer periods of time interacting with mobile devices and game controllers. Our hands play such an important role in our daily lives, that these conditions can be debilitating and life-altering.
The majority of these hand and wrist conditions can be treated non-surgically with stem cells, Regenexx Super Concentrated Super Concentrate Platelet Rich Plasma or prolotherapy. As part of the Regenexx Network, Chicago Arthritis offers the nation’s most advanced Stem Cell and PRP procedures available in the United States today. Call us at 773.348.7171 for an appointment to evaluate your condition, or complete the Candidate Form below for more information about our stem cell treatments and to learn if you’re a good candidate for one of these procedures.
- Hand and Basal Joint Arthritis
- TFCC tear
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Trigger finger
Hand and Wrist Patient Outcome DataView 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.
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.
Hand Injuries, Arthritis 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. Many arthritic conditions and injuries related to the hand, wrist and thumb can be treated with stem cells or platelet rich plasma injection. Regenexx patients are able avoid the long, painful rehabilitation periods to restore joint strength and mobility following invasive surgery, and they experience very little down-time from the procedure, if any at all.
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 Stem Cell Procedure, which are offered at our Chicago office.
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 an ankle or foot injury, 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.