Traditional options for the treatment of non-union fractures typically involves surgery, which can be painful and require months of rehab with no guarantees of success. As an alternative to surgery, Regenexx procedure patients typically experience little to no down time from the procedure.
Most bone fractures heal without difficulty. However, fractures that demonstrate motion of the bony ends and incomplete healing more than 6 months after injury are called non-union fractures. Of the estimated 6 million bone fractures in the United States each year, approximately 300,000 will develop slow (delayed union) or incomplete healing (nonunion). The reasons for a non-union (or failed) fracture may include:
- Complicated, multisegemental factures (severe comminution)
- Open fractures
- Fractures associated with tumors (pathologic fractures)
- Insufficient fracture immobilization (fixation)
- Inadequate blood supply
- Poor nutrition
- Chronic disease states (diabetes, renal failure, metabolic bone disease)
What are the Results?
“The results were absolutely amazing. Just 24 hours later, I had no pain at all in my pelvis. In four weeks, a CAT scan showed the beginnings of the healing process, and in eight weeks another scan showed a moderate union of the fractures. I’m now living in Boulder, walking on my own, without a walker, and I have no pain whatsoever. This technique, which is minimally invasive, is a complete miracle as far as I’m concerned. I want the whole world – especially seniors – to know that injuries such as femoral, hip and pelvic fractures don’t have to diminish your quality of life. You can be healthy and moving forward again with this procedure.” Read the full story
“Regenexx did what nothing else could. Given the minimal invasiveness of the procedure and the outstanding results, I would highly recommend it for anyone.” Read the full story
Is the Regenexx Procedure for Non-Union Fractures Right for You?
If you are suffering from a fracture that is not healing properly, you may be a candidate for this procedure. Please complete our Regenexx Procedure Candidate Form below or call us at 888-525-3005.