Commonly Treated Conditions - Regenexx Stem Cell and Platelet Procedures
The list below represents the most commonly treated conditions using Regenexx stem cell or platelet procedures. It 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. The type of procedure used (stem cell or blood platelet) to treat these conditions is largely dependent upon the severity of the injury or degenerative condition.
- Avascular Necrosis
- Labral / labrum tear
- Rotator cuff tears
- Arthritis of the shoulder joint
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- Labral tears or degeneration
- Rotator cuff tendonitis
- AC Joint Separation
- Recurrent shoulder dislocations
Hand and Wrist
- Hand Arthritis
- TFCC tear
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Trigger finger
Back and Neck
- Lumbar facet injury
- Herniated or bulging disc
- Radiculopathy (pinched nerve)
- SI Joint Syndrome
- Cervical instability
- Cervical facet injury
- Neck, back or rib instability
- Patellofemoral Syndrome/Chondomalacia
- Pes anersine bursitis
- Baker’s cyst
- Patellar tendonitis
- Meniscus tear
- MCL sprain or tear
- ACL sprain or tear
- PCL sprain or tear
- LCL sprain or tear
- Biceps Femoris Insertional Tendinopathy
- Hamstrings Tendinopathy
Ankle and Foot
- Ankle Instability
- Peroneal tendon tear or split
- Ligament sprain or tear
- Sub-talar arthritis or instability
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome
- Plantar fasciitis
- Tennis Elbow or Golfer’s Elbow
- Nerve entrapment (ulnar nerve)
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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A note to our potential patients:
Before we schedule a phone review 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):
- 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.
- Metabolic syndrome - patients with excess weight, high blood pressure, and high triglycerides may be at higher risk for procedure failure.
- 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 counsel you to increase your activity levels.
- 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.