Are You a Regenexx Candidate?
Please complete the Procedure Candidate Form below and we will email you more information immediately after your form is received. For additional information, please see our notes below the form or feel free to call us at 303-495-4014, or Toll Free at 1-888-525-3005.
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Have you been diagnosed with the following:
- Non-healing bony fracture
- Bulging (non herniated) lumbar (lower back) disc
- Avascular Necrosis ( stages 1-4 ) of the shoulder, hip, knee, or ankle
- Osteoarthritis of the knee, hip, or ankle, otherwise known as “wear and tear” arthritis, or degenerative joint disease
- Partial tear of the rotator cuff
- Other knee injuries such as a meniscus tear or tear of the ACL or MCL
Are you experiencing:
- Knee, hip, and ankle pain
- Limited range of motion, stiffness, swelling, and tenderness
- The feeling that a joint may ‘give out’
If so, you may be a candidate for this procedure as an alternative to surgery.
A note to our potential patients:
Before we schedule a phone conference with the doctor to determine if this procedure might be a good fit, it’s important that you know how we determine candidacy. These are things that usually place patients in the FAIR or POOR candidacy for this procedure (rather than the GOOD category):
1. Multiple prescription medications that the patient is unable to stop for the duration of the procedure which typically is 4 months. For whatever reason, we have noted that some prescription medications can reduce stem cell growth and we believe the success of our procedure depends on robust stem cell growth. In particular, these medications are problematic: blood pressure medications, diabetes medications, NSAID’s (like Motrin, Aleve, ibuprofen), steroid medications including oral , inhaled and eye drops, and some male or female hormone supplement creams or pills. Other medications will have to be discussed on a case by case basis, but any prescription medication has the potential to interfere with stem cell expansion and function.
2. Excess Weight. We noted that patients with a high body mass index (BMI-overweight) tend to do poorer with this procedure. If you are significantly overweight, we may ask that you have your weight under better control before you pursue the procedure.
3. Low activity levels. For this procedure, normal activity levels mean that you participate in at least 3-4 total hours a week of exercise intense enough that having a conversation during the work-out might be difficult. If you have less, but still try to stay active (gym workouts, elliptical a few times a week), you may still be a good candidate, but your ability to grow a lot of stem cells may be impaired. If you have no or little exercise (we consider this someone whose principal exercise is walking the mall or the dog), then your ability to produce enough stem cells for the procedure may be even more impaired. As a result, if you’re in this activity category, we will council you to increase your activity levels.
4. Peri-menopausal women. This usually means women from the ages of 45-55, but some women begin menopause later or earlier. Generally, we see lower stem cell growth in patients who are just before, during, or just after menopause. Stem cell growth for women who are younger or older, doesn’t seem to be impacted.
5. Illness. Certain illnesses such as significant heart, lung, or auto immune diseases may have a negative impact on cell growth and outcome.
While any patient can surprise us with having a good result, if you’re in one of these categories above, you may want to wait before spending the funds to get on the phone with the doctor. Many of the factors above can be changed based on discussion with your family doctor. If after reading this list, you’re not in one of these high risk categories, please fill out the form above.