Author: Dr. Marc Adelsheimer

NON-SURGICAL KNEE TREATMENT DONE RIGHT

Unfortunately, as the population ages, the prevalence of osteoarthritis increases. In 2020, 595 million people reported having osteoarthritis, which is a 132% increase since the year 1990 (1). The knee was the most common site for osteoarthritis among those surveyed. A population so afflicted by knee troubles should be informed on how best to treat them. This article poses non-surgical orthobiologic PRP or Bone Marrow Concentrate (BMC) procedures over typical options given to patients–surgery or corticosteroid shots. If you’ve made the decision in favor of the less invasive non-surgical route, be educated and be warned. Unfortunately, not all non-surgical clinics are created equal. Read to learn about Regenexx’s procedure methods and the standards we uphold using knee treatment as an example.

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Shoulder Surgery Alternatives for Faster Recovery

Shoulder dislocations and Bankart Lesions are common injuries, particularly for young athletes who participate in baseball, volleyball, weight lifting, or gymnastics. Often, when shoulder pain does not go away, it is because of complications caused by a Bankart Lesion, a condition where the cartilage that lines the outside of the shoulder’s socket (called the labrum) tears. This injury can be treated with surgery, but a Bone Marrow Concentrate procedure is a non-surgical regenerative procedure option that may bring faster recovery for affected young athletes, as well as active older adults.

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Torn Achilles Sounds Scary, But May Not Need Surgery and a Boot

Torn Achilles Sounds Scary, But May Not Need Surgery and a Boot One small mistake – you made a sharp turn and flexed your ankle the wrong way, and now your Achilles tendon is ruptured. You might think you’re resigned to the fate of an invasive surgery and a boot or cast for the next couple months, but this might not be the case. So long as the Achilles tendon is not retracted (the ends of the tendon pull away from each other), it is likely that non-invasive, regenerative treatments like bone marrow concentrate containing your own live stem cells, or PRP could be able to help treat the tendon rupture. Read more about non-surgical Achilles tendon rupture treatment.

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PRP for Chronic Lower Back Pain Treatment

Chronic lower back pain is a common complaint of many older Americans. When physical therapy and chiropractic treatment are not enough to help relieve pain, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments are important for a patient to consider before surgery. Learn more, and see results of clinical studies that show how PRP procedures help patients with chronic lower back pain.

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Rotator Cuff Re-tears Reduced with Bone Marrow Concentrate

Studies show that Rotator Cuff (not Rotator Cup as some patients say) surgeries have re-tear rates as high as 21%. A November 2022 Mayo Clinic study shows that Bone Marrow Concentrate (BMC) via a precise ultrasound-guided injection can help patients avoid surgery; or, when surgery is needed, BMC can help to make that surgery a long-term success.

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Shoulder Popping… Nothing to Worry About?

It’s not uncommon to feel “pops” or clicks in the shoulder when you move it. If there’s no pain you may think it’s nothing to be worried about. Read more to learn if your frequent shoulder popping or cracking may be a sign of an unstable shoulder joint. Learn when you should see a regenerative orthopedic doctor about your shoulder.

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Bone-on-Bone Pain and Maintaining your Knees

What is Bone-on-bone pain? Loss of cartilage can result in Bone-on-bone pain or osteoarthritis. This is the most common form of arthritis, and approximately 46% of people will develop it in their lives. Regenexx PRP or Bone Marrow Concentrate has been found to decrease symptoms and increase function in patients that suffer from bone on bone arthritis.

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Alternatives to Surgical Repair of Meniscus Tears

Meniscus tears are a common cause of knee pain. There are many types of meniscus tears, and each can benefit from different types of treatment. Surgery may not be the best option. To actually have the meniscus heal on its own, consider Regenexx procedures. Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP has good evidence to support its effectiveness. Injections of Bone Marrow Concentrate containing the patient’s own live stem cells can be used for more severe meniscus tears.

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93% of Collegiate and Professional Sports Physicians Perform PRP

If Collegiate and Professional sports physicians perform PRP procedures, why shouldn’t Physicians who treat weekend athletes try it? See a survey that shows 93% of Collegiate and Professional Sports Physicians perform PRP procedures. Learn how you can benefit from Regenexx PRP procedures that are likely even better than many elite athletes get.

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Don’t Let Knee Pain Sideline Your Skiing

Get Rid of Knee Pain and Explore 8 of the Best Ski Resorts Near Pittsburgh, PA
A Regenexx orthopedic procedure in fall can have you ready for the winter slopes this season. See a comparison of healing time for knee replacement surgery vs. a non-surgical Regenerative procedure, and check out 8 of the closest ski resorts you can enjoy without knee pain

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Treat Osteoarthritis Without Pain Meds or Surgery

Over 32 million US adults have osteoarthritis and may experience pain, stiffness, swelling, and decreased range of motion in their joints. Read about non-surgical procedures that can get patients back to the things they love faster, and without the complications that often come with surgery.

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Why Regenexx is Superior to So-Called “Stem Cell Clinics”

A typical Regenexx laboratory has advanced far beyond automated bedside centrifuge units, which most doctors use today to prepare extracted stem cells. Do your research on non-surgical regenerative procedures. Check out 7 reasons Regenexx is very different from so-called “stem cell therapy clinics”

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About Regenexx Pittsburgh COVID-19 Protection Zone

At Regenexx Pittsburgh, we are foremost committed to the health and safety of our patients. Our team adheres strictly to COVID-19 protection protocols and ALL staff wear masks and are COVID-19 vaccinated.

Advanced IOF Certifications

Certified at the highest level for Ankle / Foot, Wrist / Hand, Hip, Knee, Shoulder, and Spine Intradiscal

Specialized Certifications

Top available certifications in Diagnostic Ultrasound, Bone Marrow and Adipose Aspirate, and Nucleated Cell Counting

Educational Certifications

Our doctors have earned both General Instructor as well as Spine Instructor certifications.

Knee

Regenexx® Procedures are non-surgical injection treatments that are intended to help reduce pain and improve function for those who are suffering from pain due to common injuries, arthritis, and overuse conditions. View Details About Knee Treatments >

Commonly Treated Conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Patellofemoral
  • Syndrome/Chondomalacia
  • ACL Tears + PCL, LCL & MCL Tears & Sprains
  • Patellar Tendonitis
  • Pes anersine bursitis
  • Baker’s cyst
  • Instability
  • Hamstrings Tendinopathy & Biceps Femoris Insertional Tendinopathy

Lower Spine

Regenexx® Procedures are non-surgical injection treatments that are intended to help reduce pain and improve function for those who are suffering from pain due to common injuries, arthritis, and overuse conditions. View Details About Spine Treatments >

Commonly Treated Conditions:

  • Lumbar Facet Injury
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated or Bulging Disc
  • Radiculopathy (pinched nerve)
  • SI Joint Syndrome
  • Many More Disc and Low Back Issues

Cervical Spine

Regenexx® Procedures are non-surgical injection treatments that are intended to help reduce pain and improve function for those who are suffering from pain due to common injuries, arthritis, and overuse conditions. View Details About Spine Treatments >

Commonly Treated Conditions:

  • Cervical Instability
  • Cervical Facet Injury
  • Neck, Back or Rib Instability
  • Many More Disc and Cervical Issues Causing Pain

Foot & Ankle

Regenexx® Procedures are non-surgical injection treatments that are intended to help reduce pain and improve function for those who are suffering from pain due to common injuries, arthritis, and overuse conditions. View Details About Foot & Ankle Treatments >

Commonly Treated Conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Ankle Instability
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Peroneal tendon tear or split
  • Ligament sprain or tear
  • Sub-talar arthritis or instability
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Bunions

Hip

Regenexx® Procedures are non-surgical injection treatments that are intended to help reduce pain and improve function for those who are suffering from pain due to common injuries, arthritis, and overuse conditions. View Details About Hip Treatments >

Commonly Treated Conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinopathy
  • Labral / Labrum Tear

Elbow

Regenexx® Procedures are non-surgical injection treatments that are intended to help reduce pain and improve function for those who are suffering from pain due to common injuries, arthritis, and overuse conditions. View Details About Elbow Treatments >

Commonly Treated Conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Instability
  • Tennis Elbow or Golfer’s Elbow
  • Nerve entrapment (ulnar nerve)

Shoulder

Regenexx® Procedures are non-surgical injection treatments that are intended to help reduce pain and improve function for those who are suffering from pain due to common injuries, arthritis, and overuse conditions. View Details About Shoulder Treatments >

Commonly Treated Conditions:

  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Arthritis of the shoulder joint
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Labral tears or degeneration
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis & tendonosis
  • AC Joint Separation
  • Recurrent shoulder dislocations

Hand & Wrist

Regenexx® Procedures are non-surgical injection treatments that are intended to help reduce pain and improve function for those who are suffering from pain due to common injuries, arthritis, and overuse conditions.

View Details About Hand & Wrist Treatments >

Commonly Treated Conditions:

  • Hand Arthritis
  • Basal Joint Arthritis or CMC / Carpometacarpal
  • Arthritis
  • Instability
  • TFCC Tear
  • Carpal Tunnel SyndromeTrigger Finger