Is there a better option than hand or wrist surgery?

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

Wear and tear on the wrists and hands is increasingly common in a world filled with hand-held devices and keyboards. As we place more and more strain on our hands and wrists, they can wear down over time beyond our body’s natural ability to repair damage. While total joint reconstruction surgery may improve the condition for some, new problems can easily develop over time when we fail to address the biomechanical causes of our injury. As a result, many surgical patients go on to experience continued symptoms such as numbness, tenderness, or reduced range of motion or function.

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.

The Regenexx family of non-surgical stem-cell and blood-platelet procedures are next generation regenerative injection treatments for those who are suffering from pain or reduced range of motion due to carpal tunnel syndrome, basal joint/CMC arthritis, hand arthritis, or other injuries and conditions in the hand and wrist. The Regenexx treatment for injuries in the hand joints and wrist uses your own stem cells, blood platelets, and/or growth factors to help repair damaged areas that are causing pain. Regenexx patients typically experience little or no down time from the procedure.

Eliminate your hand and wrist pain

Roughly 5% of people in the workplace are affected by Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, a condition that causes pain, numbness, or tingling in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and inside of the ring finger. Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome involves destructive steroid injections and ultimately an invasive surgery to reduce nerve pinching by cutting ligaments in the wrist. This surgery directly impacts the stability of the wrist and can lead to the formation of scar tissue that compresses the nerve again.

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 the nerve impingement to loosen the pinching and restore function. Best of all, your downtime will be a fraction of surgery and little to no time off of work. Call our patient care coordinators today to get started on your path to recovery.

Avoid Wrist Surgery with Regenexx

The triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) is responsible for the use of our opposable thumbs and wear or injury can lead to wrist pain and swelling. In many cases, the recommended treatment for chronic TFCC problems is a surgery that involves shortening the ulna, the arm bone leading to the wrist, in order to reduce pressure. Research shows that this surgery, far from being a helpful long-term solution, actually leads to an increase in negative forces in the wrist that lead to future injuries. Beyond that, significant complications have been found in nearly 50% of patients following 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 injury in the TFCC to reduce pain and discomfort and to restore function. Best of all, your downtime will be a fraction of surgery and little to no time off of work. Call our patient care coordinators today to get started on your path to recovery.

Avoid Hand Surgery with Regenexx

Hand and thumb osteoarthritis is the second most common type of arthritis. The constant swiveling and pivoting motions from writing, using a phone, and other daily activities cause the cartilage to wear out easily. While there are a number of surgical options, none have been shown in research to be effective and all come with significant risk of complications. The innovative Regenexx procedures preserve function and mobility and decrease pain without the need for 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 damaged structures in your hand to tighten and stabilize your thumb joint for better function and mobility. Patients in our registry reported almost 50% improvement in function and reduction in pain on average. Call our patient care coordinators today to get started on your path to recovery.