What Is a Regenexx Same-Day (SD) Stem Cell or Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) Procedure?
The Regenexx stem-cell protocol is called a same-day procedure because the stem cells are harvested and reinjected on the same day.
For most patients, however, the recommended protocol is a series of injections of different orthobiologics that happens over the course of about a week depending on each unique situation. These injections include a prolotherapy pre-injection, the same-day stem-cell extraction and re-injection procedure, and a blood draw and post-injection of multiple Regenexx’s proprietary platelet-rich plasma concentrations.
This process applies to procedures for the knee, hip, shoulder, hand, wrist, foot, ankle, elbow, and spine. The process for spine conditions includes an extra step of antibiotics given to reduce the risk of infection along with an epidural containing platelets.