Regenexx Tampa Bay is Florida’s Only Regenexx Network Provider, The Trusted Alternative to Orthopedic Surgery.
The Regenexx® Procedures are a family of non-surgical treatments for common injuries and degenerative joint conditions, such as osteoarthritis and avascular necrosis. These procedures utilize a patient’s own healing agents to treat damaged tissues, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, spinal disc, or bone.
Regenexx Procedures offer a viable alternative for individuals who are suffering from joint pain, or who may be considering elective surgery or joint replacement due to injury or arthritis. Patients avoid the lengthy periods of downtime, and painful rehabilitation that typically follow invasive surgeries.
The Regenexx®-SD Bone Marrow Concentrate Procedure
Regenexx-SD is Bone Marrow Concentrate, which contains stem cells. These repair cells from your own body live inside all of us in various tissues, poised to leap into action to repair damage as it occurs. As we age or have big injuries, we may not be able to recruit enough of these cells to the site to fully repair the area. The Regenexx-SD Procedure helps overcome this problem by harvesting bone marrow from an area of the back of the hip that contains a dense population of these important cells and then concentrating those cells before precisely injecting them into the injured area using advanced imaging guidance. The goal of the procedure is to reduce pain and improve function by promoting the body's own ability to heal naturally. This patented bone marrow concentrate protocol can be used for a wide range of orthopedic conditions. Your Regenexx doctor will evaluate your condition and your imaging to determine whether a bone marrow concentrate or platelet-based treatment is the best option for your orthopedic condition.
Regenexx Innovation and Why It Should Matter to You
Regenexx spends heavily on innovation and we have a PhD-led lab research team and a physician/bio stats led clinical research team to constantly update what we can offer. A couple of years ago we started various projects to determine if we could come up with a way of processing bone marrow that nobody had ever used. Seeking to double or even triple the number of stem cells extracted in a bone marrow aspiration, we exceeded our own expectations and increased it 500%+ over what we could do before. Using our previous procedure, which was already superior to anything else, we could extract about 3-4 times the stem cells per cc over what the average automated centrifuge could do. This is important, because these little machines are used by 98% of the physicians performing bone marrow procedures. There is no real technical expertise required to use these machines. You just place the sample in the machine and push the “ON” button. Because of this and the fact that these machines are a one-size-fits-all solution to process very different bone marrow samples from very different patients, it wasn’t hard to outperform these devices. However, our research team investigated many different ways to process marrow. After discarding many, we finally discovered one that was pretty revolutionary. And while extracting more cells is a good thing, it doesn’t really make a difference if it doesn’t improve a patient’s procedure outcome.
As you can see from this chart, there were dramatic, statistically significant changes in the LEFS functional scale (knee function) and pain relief with the new process when we compare many treated patients (average follow-up is 5 months). So not only are we getting more cells, but we’re now getting better results over a procedure that was already superior to anything else being offered. All Regenexx network providers are offering this procedure and all have been trained in the process. This is our second generation same-day procedure and we’re currently working on the third. We’re on our third generation platelet lysate (a mix of growth factors isolated from platelets) and working on our fourth. We’re on our second generation platelet rich plasma (Super Concentrated Platelets) and working on our third. This innovation is something you’ll never see from small clinics offering stem cell procedures using inferior technology. At Regenexx, we’re focusing 100% on regenerative orthopedic procedures that produce the best possible outcomes for our patients.
The Best Possible Patient Outcomes
At Regenexx® no corners are cut. Our regenerative procedures are 100% focused on producing the best possible patient outcomes, without trying to balance quality with profitability.
100% Focused on Orthopedics
We don’t treat everything and we’re proud of that fact. We are orthopedic specialists. Each doctor in the Regenexx Network is a musculoskeletal expert trained in our procedures and have proven skills in advanced injections for the body areas that they are certified to treat.
Image-Guided Injections and Harvesting
Even experienced orthopedic specialists cannot hit an exact spot without taking a look inside. The imaging technology that we use during your procedure allows us to not only see the anatomy of the area being injected, but we have live visualization of the needle and the distribution of the injected cells. Precise needle placement for bone marrow aspiration harvesting and reinjection is a key element in producing the best possible outcomes.
Backed by the Most Research
Regenexx® is the original non-surgical orthopedic treatment in the United States and we’re responsible for a very large portion of the published literature based on regenerative medicine that is available today.
Published Patient Outcome Data & Transparency
At Regenexx® we publish our patient outcome data on a regular basis and make it available to the public on our website and in peer-reviewed research papers. Regenexx patients are tracked in a registry for functional improvements, pain scales, outcomes and safety data.