Regenexx® Procedures are advanced stem cell and blood platelet procedures for foot and ankle conditions. Before you consider ankle surgery, fusion or replacement, consider the world’s leading stem cell and prp injection treatments.
Current surgical treatment options for common injuries and arthritis, include ankle arthroscopy to “clean up” damaged cartilage, fusion of ankle bones where cartilage has been lost, and tendon grafts screwed in place to strengthen loose connections between bones. All are painful and may not be that effective in the long run. These surgeries typically involve a painful post surgical recovery with a lengthy rehab period to restore strength and mobility to the ankle.
As an alternative to surgery, fusion or replacement, Regenexx Procedures may help alleviate pain with a non-surgical injection procedure. Patients are often encouraged to walk the same day, and most experience little to no down time from the procedure. Ankle sprains and injuries that are not severe, may be resolved with Regenexx super concentrated PRP (platelet rich plasma) procedures.
Ankle and Foot Conditions Commonly Treated with Stem Cell and PRP Procedures
The list below represents the most commonly treated ankle conditions using Regenexx stem cell or platelet procedures.
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. The type of procedure used (stem cell or blood platelet) to treat these conditions is largely dependent upon the severity of the injury or condition.
- Ankle Instability
- Peroneal tendon tear or split
- Ligament sprain or tear
- Sub-talar arthritis or instability
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome
- Plantar fasciitis
Ankle and Foot Procedure Outcome Data
Foot and Ankle Patient Outcome Data
This data analysis is part of the 2015 download of patient results tracked in our advanced treatment registry. The data shown here is predominantly for ankle patients that have on average moderate to severe arthritis with some also having instability in the ligaments and/or tendinitis/tendon tears. A few small foot joint patients are also included in this data set.View Foot and Ankle Patient Outcome Data Here
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Ankle Ligament Tears, Sprains and Instability of the Ankle Joint
When the ligaments that hold the bones of the ankle joint together are partially torn or stretched, as in the case of a bad sprain or repeated minor sprains, they can become painful, loose, and weak. This changes how you walk, putting painful stress on other joints of the foot, as well as making it more likely that you will sprain the ankle again. This leads to a cycle of chronic pain and instability.
Arthritis of the Ankle – Considering Ankle Surgery, Fusion or Replacement?
Osteoarthritis of the ankle usually occurs in ankles that have experienced trauma, infection, or injury. A smooth, slippery, fibrous connective tissue, called articular cartilage, acts as a protective cushion between bones. Arthritis develops as the cartilage begins to deteriorate or is lost. As the articular cartilage is lost, the joint space between the bones narrows. This is an early symptom of osteoarthritis of the ankle and is easily seen on X-rays.
As the disease progresses, the cartilage thins, becoming grooved and fragmented. The surrounding bones react by becoming thicker. They start to grow outward and form spurs. The synovium (a membrane that produces a thick fluid that helps nourish the cartilage and keep it slippery) becomes inflamed and thickened. It may produce extra fluid, which causes additional swelling.
Are You a Candidate For Treatment of Your Ankle Arthritis, Injury or Pain?
If you are interested in learning whether you are a good candidate for a Regenexx Procedure, please complete the Regenexx Procedure Candidate Form below or call us at 888-525-3005.