Regenexx® Procedures for Knee Arthritis, Meniscus Tears, Tendon and Ligament Tears, Overuse Injuries, and Other Conditions
Regenexx® Procedures are non-surgical, injection-based procedures for people suffering from knee pain due to common injuries to the knee meniscus, ACL, MCL, and other structures, or who are experiencing degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis. These procedures utilize concentrated repair cells that are obtained from your own bone marrow or blood to promote your body’s own natural ability to heal.
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
This 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.
- Meniscus Tears
- ACL, MCL, PCL or LCL Sprain or Tear
- Knee Instability
- Patellofemoral Syndrome/Chondomalacia
- Pes Anersine Bursitis
- Baker’s Cyst
- Patellar Tendonitis
- Biceps Femoris Insertional Tendinopathy
- Hamstrings Tendinopathy
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.
Your Alternative to Knee Surgery
Surgical options for those dealing with painful knee issues range from arthroscopic knee surgery to total knee joint replacement. Recent research has shown that some of the most popular arthroscopic surgeries have no benefit at all (including meniscus surgery). Knee replacement is extremely traumatic and carries new-found risks of toxic wear particles entering the blood stream. Surgical risks aside, all surgeries minimally require months of painful rehab to regain strength and mobility. Most surgeries also accelerate the cascade of degeneration that leads to osteoarthritis.
We have seen exciting results on difficult cases, such as complete muscle and ligament tears, and we have helped thousands of patients with arthritis avoid knee replacement and continue to do the things they love with little or no pain. Most Regenexx patients experience little downtime from their procedure and are encouraged to return to activity as they begin to feel better.
Your Regenexx physician will determine if you are, or are not, a candidate for these procedures and recommend surgery if that’s what’s needed.
How Regenexx Procedures Work
Bone Marrow Concentrate
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.
Blood Platelet Treatments
Super Concentrated Platelet Rich Plasma & Advanced Platelet Lysate Procedures
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Platelet Lysate Injection Treatments contain healing growth components from your own blood that increase your body’s natural ability to repair itself. The use of PRP to repair joint, tendon, ligament, and muscle injuries is becoming well known, thanks to exposure from professional athletes. Platelet injection treatments are effective because they have a stimulating effect on the stem cells within the targeted area, making those stem cells work harder to heal damaged tissues. Our Advanced Platelet Procedures are more pure and concentrated than those created by the automated machines used at most regenerative medicine clinics. Platelet procedures are commonly used for soft tissue injuries, mild arthritis and spine conditions.
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.