Author: Dr. Jesse Sally

The Lasting Results of BMC Non-Surgical Knee Treatment

The dreaded phrase for older Americans: knee replacement surgery. Osteoarthritis in joints like the knee is quite common for older people, and even present but less common in some younger people as well. Knee replacement surgery is a long and painful process with a long recovery time needed. Supposedly it’s all worth it in the end, since a knee replacement can last 15 to 20 years. However, there’s evidence to suggest that BMC knee treatments can be just as effective and last as long as knee replacement, but with a non-invasive procedure and a shorter recovery time. Read more.

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Watch a Non-Surgical Solution for Low Back and Sciatic Pain

Lower back pain is no rarity among the US adult population. With nearly 50% of adults aged 45 years and up experiencing some form of recent back pain, it seems to be the norm. Symptoms of lower back pain (or even sciatica pain) can be relatively the same across multiple conditions, so diagnosis may sometimes be difficult. When physical therapy or chiropractic do not work, many doctors recommend surgery. Watch Dr. Sally’s videotaped procedure for sacroiliac joint pain (lower back) with a 5-step/3-part non-surgical process.

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The Agony of De‘FEET’

Bunions, arthritis, plantar fasciitis, microfractures of the ankle bone – there’s a variety of painful problems that can occur in the feet. Considering this variety, it’s no surprise that so many American adults complain of pain in their feet. Unfortunately, many traditional treatments like surgery are a no-go – most Americans can’t afford to be off their feet for the long post-operative recovery time. Regenerative care, like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments can be effective for many foot pains and may be a better option than surgery or steroids.

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Knee Replacement: How and Why to Avoid It

Common knee injuries like sprains, fractures, tears in the meniscus cartilage, and osteoarthritis can all lead to a diagnosis of knee surgery. Patients who receive a non-surgical Regenexx treatment for knee pain can return to normal activities just 1-2 days post-treatment, which is a fraction of knee replacement surgery recovery time.

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PRP Vs. Corticosteroids

Primum non nocere is a Latin phrase meaning “first, do no harm.” It is a reminder to physicians that their first priority is to protect their patients. However, this rule can get pushed to the side when the complicated issue of health insurance comes into play. Despite significant and mounting evidence that corticosteroids last only a short time and can actually worsen osteoarthritis, insurance-covered corticosteroid injections are sometimes favored over the less risky and better long-term pain reducing PRP option. Does this circumstance disregard primum non nocere? Read more.

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Spinal Ligament Injuries and Neck Pain

If you have seen a doctor for neck pain or lower back pain and nothing is flagged as suspicious on an X-ray, a spinal ligament injury may be the culprit. The sensitive nature of the spine makes it susceptible to many possible injuries or traumas that could cause problems like headaches, swelling, or soreness. Read more about spinal ligament injuries and non-surgical treatment options.

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Step-By-Step PRP Procedure for a Meniscus Tear

Knee pain is often caused by meniscus tears. These tears are quite common. In fact, according to the British Journal of Sports Medicine, if you were to get MRI’s of people over the age of 35, most of them are likely to have a meniscus tear. Before you consent to meniscus surgery, see step-by-step how a non-surgical PRP procedure can increase function, decrease pain and minimize downtime.

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Avoiding ACL surgery–An athlete’s story

After a sudden ACL injury, and with Division 1 schools dropping interest, Regenexx got a promising high school basketball player to a non-surgical orthobiologic procedure as a way to get him back in the game. Regenexx procedures are designed to use your own body’s cells to promote healing, with a recovery period that is faster than surgical repair alternatives.

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Outcomes Database Separates Regenexx from So-Called Regenerative Clinics

Regenexx has over 15 years of outcomes data collected from patients who have undergone a Regenexx procedure. This collection of data has allowed Regenexx to do something no orthopedic surgeon is doing and no other regenerative provider has the resources to do: that is to give you a likely outcome from a Regenexx procedure.

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Horror Story: Steroid Injections to Relieve Joint Pain

The Biggest Horror Story of all: Steroid Injections to Relieve Joint Pain. The use of cortisone injections in the muscles and joints to alleviate pain and inflammation is all too popular. But what many don’t know, are the long term issues, and even further damage that Cortisone may cause.

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Help for Blue Collar Pain

Hear in a KDKA news-radio interview how PRP procedures rescue new age blue-collar workers from injury blues. KDKA host Rob Pratte interviews Regenexx physicians, and a 64 year old blue-collar business owner that these doctors helped become pain-free. About 75% of Regenexx patients are in so-called blue-collar professions.

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Platelet Rich Plasma Procedure for Tennis Elbow

A Platelet Rich Plasma procedure for tennis elbow or other joint pain keeps active grandparents active. See why tennis elbow and other repetitive use injuries are so common for grandparents, and get a list of silly fun things you can enjoy with your grandchildren very soon after your PRP procedure.

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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

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

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

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

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)

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

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