The Regenexx family of hip surgery alternatives are breakthrough, non-surgical regenerative medicine treatments for people suffering from hip pain due to common injuries, hip arthritis, avascular necrosis, osteonecrosis, hip bursitis or other degenerative problems related to the hip joint.
Regenexx bone marrow concentrate and blood platelet procedures offer a non-surgical treatment option for many patients who are considering elective surgeries to resolve their hip pain. Regenexx may help heal and alleviate hip problems with a same-day injection procedure by amplifying the concentration of a person’s own cells in the problem area, improving the body’s ability to heal itself naturally.
Commonly Treated Hip ConditionsThis 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
- Labral / labrum tear
Hip Replacement vs. Bone Marrow Concentrate Therapy
Hip pain can be very difficult to deal with on a day-to-day basis and traditionally requires long-term pain management if the problem is not corrected. Hip surgery, hip replacement surgery and hip resurfacing are often the only medical options presented to a patient to deal with their debilitating pain.
Hip surgeries are typically very traumatic and are often followed by months of pain and discomfort while attempting to redevelop strength and mobility. Our patients are typically encouraged to walk the same day, and most experience little to no down time from the procedure.
How Stem Cell Therapy & Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections Work
Stem Cell Treatments
Elbow pain can prevent you from working, taking care of your family, or exercising to maintain good health. Pain and dysfunction of your elbow may be the result of injuries, overuse, or arthritis. Treatment for elbow problems was once limited to ice and rest, pain medications, physical therapy, and steroid injections; surgery was done in severe cases. Fortunately, advances in medical technology have improved treatments for elbow injuries, overuse, and arthritis. Stem cell therapy is perhaps the most innovative new treatments for elbow problems.
Stem cells are a special type of cells that can “differentiate,” or turn into other types of body cells. There are thousands of stem cells already present in your body; when you hurt bone or tissue in your elbow, nearby stem cells rush to the scene to create replacement tissue. The problem is that there isn’t always enough stem cells in the area to do the job well. What’s worse is that we lose stem cells as we age. Stem cell therapy for elbow problems involve taking out some of your stem cells, concentrating them and injecting them into your elbow, where they go to work repairing damaged tissue.
The elbow is a complex joint, consisting of three bones, muscles, tendons that connect the muscles to the bones, and ligaments that protect and hold the ends of the bones together. Elbow conditions affect these anatomical structures of the elbow to cause pain and dysfunction.
Blood Platelet Treatments
Chicago Arthritis and Regenerative Medicine uses the power of platelets or what’s known as PRP injections to heal elbow pain and dysfunction. Platelets clot blood to stop bleeding, of course, but they also contain growth factors that speed healing and stimulate stem cell activities. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection procedures involve gathering platelets from your blood, concentrating them in plasma (the watery portion of blood), and injecting the platelet-rich plasma directly into your elbow. PRP injection for elbow issues is fast, safe and effective. Patients swear by PRP for tennis elbow and other conditions.
PRP injections are regenerative treatments, which mean they boost the body’s own natural healing power. Our procedures provide the body with the stem cells and platelets it needs to heal a variety of elbow conditions.
Common elbow conditions include:
Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis) – an overuse injury resulting from repetitive hand motion, such as swinging a golf club, using a hammer, or throwing a baseball; affects the tendons on the inside of the elbow
Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) – an overuse injury often experienced by those who play racquet sports, cooks, painters, carpenters and more
Osteoarthritis – a type of arthritis resulting from an elbow injury or wear and tear; the condition wears down and damages connective tissue in the elbow
Injuries – sprains and strains to the elbow joint can cause pain, joint instability, swelling, decreased range of motion