Bone Marrow Concentrate Containing Patient’s Live Stem Cells & Outcomes: Gesele’s Interview

If you’ve called our office, or scheduled an appointment, you’ve had the pleasure of speaking with Gesele!

Gesele has been working at Regenerative and Performance Specialists for 5 years and loves how up to date the Regenexx procedures are. The science behind stem cells and platelets fascinates her. And we definitely agree!

Talking with many patients, Gesele believes the biggest misconception about stem cell procedures lie within the source of the stem cells. If you’ve read our other staff interviews, like our office manager’s Michelle, you may have noticed this as a recurring theme!

Where Do The Stem Cells Come From?

Many of our patients come in unaware of the stem cell’s source. Are they their own? Are they extracted from fat? Are the stem cells taken from bone marrow? Where are they taken from?

Have you been keeping up with Joe’s osteoarthritis journey on our blog? If so, you may have noticed this was also a concern he had before he decided on the Regenexx procedures. A friend had a stem cell procedure done from fat tissue and they didn’t have the best outcome.

If you live in the Pittsburgh area, you may have received marketing materials in your mailbox inviting you to stem cell seminars. These seminars are pushing stem cell injections which originate from placenta stem cells. Here at RAPS, we don’t believe that is the best way to go. Using your own body to heal is your best chance to lower risk and to increase your chance of recovery.

Since the beginning, Regenexx has been studying, testing and constantly reassessing what gives the best outcomes. Learn more about the process here.

Gesele believes in the providers of RAPS and she’d encourage anyone with an orthopedic condition, or on the verge of a joint replacement, to schedule a consultation. Learn your options and find out whether Regenexx procedures would be beneficial in your unique situation.

 

Ensuring Your Best Regenexx Outcome!

Here at RAPS, we believe in a holistic mindset. In order to promote the best recovery, a patient must focus on living a healthy lifestyle.

There are many aspects to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and Gesele personally believes that diet, exercise, a positive outlook and helping others are key ingredients. Gesele keeps moving by incorporating dancing, swimming and weights into her routine.

It’s important to note that this is what works for Gesele and each body is unique. That’s why Gesele loves that RAPS now has a MedFit program to help assist patients in these areas within their lives. Pinpointing exactly what the individual patient needs to live a healthy lifestyle sets them up for complete success! Learn more and download our free MedFit cookbook here!

We know you’ll enjoy talking with Gesele, so don’t hesitate to call our office (412.963.6480) with questions or to schedule an appointment!

 

Want more from other RAPS staff members? Click here to read Physician’s Assistant Melissa Erin’s thoughts on what makes Regenexx different.

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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

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