Is there a better option than foot or ankle surgery?

Have you been told that steroid injections or invasive surgery are your only options to treat your foot or ankle pain? Interventional orthopedics provides a non-surgical alternative that uses your own cells to repair the damage.

Surgical treatment options for common foot and ankle injuries and arthritis include interventions such as ankle arthroscopy to clean up damaged cartilage, fusion of ankle bones where cartilage has been lost, and tendon grafts screwed in place to strengthen loose connections between bones. These surgeries also typically involve a painful post surgical recovery with a lengthy rehab period to restore strength and mobility.

Even worse, many patients experience less than optimal results from these irreversible surgeries because their biomechanics are permanently altered. This alteration subsequently causes knee, hip, and back pain as a result of additional and unintended strain. This pain occurs because the body requires millimeter precision to main proper function as the foot strikes the ground, becomes immobile, and forces then travel up the body, and often these surgeries are not able to restore alignment to such a precise level. We frequently see one orthopedic procedure lead to another because of the ripple effect that can occur when any part of this chain is out of balance.

At Regenexx we invented a new approach to orthopedic care we call Interventional Orthopedics. This approach involves the use of image guidance(flouroscopy and ultrasound) to precisely place high-dose stem cells or plateletsfrom your body directly where they are needed in a specific joint structure. These cells then work in the site of your injury to grow into new, healthy tissue, a process that will only occur if the cells have been placed exactly where they need to go in order to achieve positive outcomes for the patient. This precise approach to orthopedic care can’t be replicated by a surgeon or nurse in a chiropractor’s office. Interventional Orthopedics requires thousands of hours of training following a standardized protocol process to become a licensed Regenexx physician.

Regenexx provides breakthrough, non-surgical treatments that use your body’s own healing agents to treat foot and ankle pain due to common injuries including foot and ankle osteoarthritis, tendon and ligament tears or laxity, and other degenerative conditions related to the foot and ankle.

Regenexx stem-cell and platelet-rich plasma procedures are the world’s most advanced regenerative injection treatments for treating foot and ankle conditions. Before you consider ankle surgery, fusion, or replacement, consider the world’s leading stem-cell and platelet injection treatments.

Regenexx patients are typically encouraged to walk the same day, most experience little to no down time, little to no need for opioid pain medication, and minimal to no time off work.

Eliminate your ankle pain

Ankle sprains often cause stretched or torn ligaments that change how you walk, putting painful stress on other joints of the foot as well as making it more likely that you will sprain the ankle again. This incomplete healing leads to a cycle of chronic pain and instability. Research shows invasive ankle ligament surgeriesare no more effective than physical therapy or no surgery at all while adding risk and significant recovery time. Without proper restoration of normal mechanics, other parts of the ankle also wear out faster due to abnormal biomechanics. These surgical intervention typically only add to instability, pain, and increased risk of problems that permanently affect the body’s ability to move properly.

During this outpatient procedure, our expert physicians use precise image guidance to inject custom concentrations of your body’s natural healing mechanisms into the exact areas of damage to heal damaged ligaments and to improve function and mobility. Best of all, your downtime will be a fraction of surgery, with little to no need for opioid pain medications or time off of work. Call our patient care coordinators today to get started on your path to recovery.

Avoid Ankle Surgery with Regenexx

Osteoarthritis of the ankle leads to tenderness, pain, swelling, stiffness, and even an inability to bear weight that in turn change how you walk leading to additional stress on other parts of the foot and increased likelihood of additional injury. When arthritis reaches a point where quality of life is significantly compromised, one of several invasive surgical interventions may be recommended including ankle fusion, a procedure that uses screws to severely limit ankle mobility, or ankle joint replacement, a complex procedure that involves replacing a part of the extremely complex ankle joint. Both of these surgical options come with significant downtime and need for pain management.

During this outpatient procedure, our expert physicians use precise image guidance to inject custom concentrations of your body’s natural healing agents into the exact areas of damage to tighten and stabilize your ankle for better function and mobility. Best of all, your downtime will be a fraction of surgery, with little to no need for opioid pain medications or time off of work. Call our patient care coordinators today to get started on your path to recovery.

Eliminate your foot and ankle pain

Damage to the Achilles tendon is the most common form of tendon damage and typically results from acute injury or overuse often as a result of athletics. When the Achilles Tendon tears, the recommended course of treatment is a risky surgery with a > 10% complication rate. Because of the invasive nature of this procedure, recovery is lengthy, and a recent study suggests that it is no more effective than immobilizing and bracing the ankle for a few weeks.

During this outpatient procedure, our expert physicians use precise image guidance to inject custom concentrations of your body’s natural healing agents into the exact areas of damage to repair strain and tears to the Achilles tendon. Best of all, your downtime will be a fraction of surgery, with little to no need for opioid pain medications or time off of work. Call our patient care coordinators today to get started on your path to recovery.

Avoid Toe Surgery with Regenexx

Toe arthritis is a big issue as when it advances, it can cause the toes to bend sideways and create painful bone spurs. If left untreated, the big toe in particular can become rigid, putting more stress on the rest of the foot and ankle. Surgery to cut out the bone spurs is common, but this just leads to a floppy and unstable toe as important ligaments are cut. Fusing the toe just adds more pressure elsewhere.

Our approach is to use advanced interventional orthopedics instead of surgery.

During this outpatient procedure, our expert physicians use precise image guidance to inject custom concentrations of your body’s natural healing agents into the exact areas of damage to repair damage from osteoarthritis in the toes leading to better function and mobility. Best of all, your downtime will be a fraction of surgery, with little to no need for opioid pain medications or time off of work. Call our patient care coordinators today to get started on your path to recovery.