Any time you are considering a medical treatment or intervention, it makes sense to do your research and learn more about the therapy before moving forward with these services.
Patients can lean on the expertise and recommendations of healthcare experts. But each person should be informed about how the treatment works and what they can expect through therapy, recovery, and more.
Regenexx procedures are REVOLUTIONARY, which is why many people AREN’T FAMILIAR WITH these treatment options. If you are considering whether Regenexx is right for you, then finding answers to your most common questions can be helpful.
This information empowers you to decide on your treatment plan. If additional questions arise, you can always contact our team at RegenOrthoSport to find answers and learn more about how these treatments support healing and recovery.
What Is Regenexx Therapy?
Regenexx therapy is a non-surgical treatment option for healing a variety of orthopedic injuries and conditions. The goal of this therapy is to promote natural healing functions in the injured area, which reduces the need for surgical interventions.
Concentrated cells are extracted first. Then these powerful extractions are injected into the injured area. We use digital imaging AND ULTRASOUND GUIDANCE to ensure the accurate placement of the cells to promote maximum benefits.
These cells are supercharged with growth factors that promote natural healing in the injection site. They contain repair cells that come from your own body. The goal is to use these healing agents to speed up recovery from orthopedic issues.
What Is Regenexx Made Of?
There are several options for Regenexx therapy, depending on the patient’s unique needs. We use injections of either stem cell therapy (from bone marrow concentrate) or platelet-rich plasma (extracted from a blood draw).
These repair cells are already present within your body. Regenexx uses concentrated cells and strategic injections to speed up healing in injured areas.
What Is the Success Rate of Regenexx?
Success rates of any treatment or therapy vary depending on the patient and their condition. With Regenexx, there is an active patient registry tracking treatments and post-procedure results.
Tens of thousands of patients are tracked in this registry, and very few report needing surgery after Regenexx therapy.
You can view Regenexx results for different parts of the body, including the KNEE, hip, cervical spine, elbow, foot & ankle, hand & wrist, knee, lumbar, and shoulder. Patients report improvements in joint function while also experiencing pain reduction at the same time.
How Long Does It Take for Regenexx Therapy to Work?
Most patients experience noticeable results within the first 1 – 3 months after treatment. But the full results may take as long as 6 – 9 months in some cases.
Keep in mind that regenerative therapy isn’t a fast fix for injury or pain. Instead of covering up the symptoms, the goal is to address the root cause of the issues.
These injections stimulate the natural healing functions within the body. It takes time to generate new, healthy cells. These regenerative injections speed up the healing processes, helping to reduce recovery time and improve overall long-term outcomes.
What Dosages Are Used for Regenerative Therapy?
Each patient is unique, which is why there isn’t a cookie-cutter solution for every treatment plan. When you schedule an appointment with our clinic, your doctor takes time to understand your injury and evaluate your unique needs.
The specific amount of regenerative cell injection depends on the treatment area and severity of the injury. Additionally, the doctor will consider your stem cell count to determine the optimal injection.
How Does Age Impact the Outcome of Regenexx Therapy?
If you look at the Regenexx registry, you’ll see that patients of all ages can benefit from their therapy. Age doesn’t seem to be a factor when it comes to positive outcomes.
Regardless of your age, stem cells or platelet-rich plasma are always available for extraction. We can pull out these healing compounds, then inject them into the targeted area to promote natural healing and regeneration.
Will Insurance Pay for Regenexx?
You’ll want to check your insurance coverage. But most insurance providers do not pay for Regenexx treatments. Some self-funded employers will offer financial coverage for these therapies, but you’ll want to determine eligibility before the treatment.
For example, you might be able to use insurance coverage for the initial evaluation. But if you decide to move forward with the therapy, then the cost might need to be paid out-of-pocket if insurance coverage isn’t available.
Even though many patients pay out-of-pocket for regenerative medicine, people often feel it’s worth the expense because of the potential results they can achieve. Can you put a price tag on healing and living a pain-free life?
Spending time and money on conventional medical treatments can be frustrating, only to achieve subpar results. If you have visited with other medical specialists and haven’t found success yet, then it’s easy to see why an alternative therapy with high success rates can be a good investment.
Is Regenexx FDA Approved?
Since the patient’s own blood or bone marrow is used for the treatment, these procedures are exempt from FDA regulation. There are several regulatory exemptions that apply, which is why it’s not necessary to gain FDA approval.
Are There Any Side Effects from Regenexx Therapy?
Our tracking system records both positive outcomes and potential side effects from these therapies. Reported complications are rare, but the recorded cases fall in the mild or moderate category.
Potential side effects might include swelling or temporary discomfort after the injection. The results speak for themselves. Studies show that there are no cases of serious stem cell-related complications after treatment.
Are Regenexx Injections Painful?
Anytime a needle is inserted into the skin, and an injection happens, there will be a bit of pain and discomfort. This treatment is about as painful as any other type of shot you might receive in a doctor’s office.
How Are the Regenerative Cells Placed?
When the bone marrow or platelet-rich plasma is being placed in the injured site, we use real-time digital imaging AND MUSCULOSKELETAL ULTRASOUND to guide the injection. MRIs can be helpful for planning the treatment, then real-time imaging ensures that the doctor places the healing cells in the ideal location.
Can I Return to Normal Activity After the Injection?
Downtime is minimal after the injection, but it depends on the treatment you receive.
For example, with procedures for joints or partial tears in a muscle/ligament/tendon, low-impact activities are encouraged immediately after the injection. But it often takes 4 – 6 weeks before you can return to high-impact activities.
Call for a Consultation
Are you interested in learning more about regenerative therapies? Then reach out to our team to schedule a consultation. You can contact us at RegenOrthoSport to book an appointment through our online form or call our office at (817) 859-8167.