Patient Testimonial

John K

Active 70-Year-Old, Former Upper Level Manager

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After seeing four family members go through full knee replacement surgeries, John researched alternatives.

When you think of the Big Picture, it was almost a “No Brainer”, if I wanted to keep my natural knee. In the three Step Process, I came out fine and was impressed with the staff and Dr. Sally, who performed the procedure.

Why I Chose Regenexx

First, potential patients need to understand that each patient is different. Secondly, that person needs to understand that most health insurance plans do not cover this procedure. So, this fact will “screen out” some potential patients. That is not the fault of Regenexx. So, once you accept these facts, you need to research whom and where you’ll have this procedure done. I have 4 family members who had full replacement surgery. However, I decided not to go this route and then started researching “stem cell providers to correct joint problems.” A quick internet search of the top 20 regenerative knee doctors resulted in geographic choices. I noticed that Regenexx was in the top 5 in the USA, with the practice based in Denver, CO. However, they had a Pittsburgh office , which was in my general region. Feelings and comments first start in one’s mind. I chose to go to Regenexx because it offered me what I wanted to do for my knee, as I am still very active at 70 years of age. When your mind is in the right place and you consider the Total Cost and Probable Outcomes of Replacement Procedures; you then make your own “intelligent decision”. I was positive about this Regenexx procedure from the evaluation, cutting edge research and procedures from the initial evaluation.

Keeping My Natural Knee

When you think of the Big Picture, it was almost a “No Brainer”, if I wanted to keep my natural knee. In the three Step Process, I came out fine and was impressed with the staff and Dr. Sally, who performed the procedure. My background is an upper level manager in a small company, and I have two degrees in Engineering. Dr. Sally and I got along fine. It was the right choice to have Pro-Nox* available for the Step 2 procedure. Today, after one week has passed, I can see the beginning of a more stabilized, cushioned knee. I am following their suggested recovery protocol and feel that I will attain my desired goal of keeping my healthy knee. Physical therapy has just started, and I feel that all will go well, as long as I follow their suggested post-procedure guidelines. When I told some friends and a fellow medical person about the procedure, they were very interested in exploring a procedure using bone marrow concentrate containing stem cells instead of replacement surgery. Like a lot of other things in Life, “It’s All in the Eye of the Beholder and the Space between One’s Two Ears”. Should I need any type of future joint relief work, I will go to Regenexx first, without a doubt.
– John K

[*Pro-Nox, called pain management at your fingertips, is a natural blend of 50% oxygen and 50% nitrous analgesia, self-administered by the patient.]

DISCLAIMER: Like all medical procedures, Regenexx Procedures have a success & failure rate. Not all patients will experience the same results.

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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

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

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)

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