Is there a better option than hip surgery?

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

Hip pain can be very difficult to deal with on a day-to-day basis and traditionally requires long-term pain management if the underlying causes of the pain are not corrected. Hip replacement surgery and hip resurfacing are often the only surgical options presented to a patient to deal with their debilitating pain, though hip surgeries are typically traumatic and are often followed by months of pain and discomfort while the joint redevelops strength and mobility.

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 innovative Regenexx procedures restore hip function and mobility and decrease pain without the need for surgery by regenerating damaged tissue. 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 tighten and stabilize your knee joint for better function and mobility.

45% of patients who have arthroscopic hip surgery experience poor results after five years

Have you been told that a labral tear is causing your hip pain? As many as half of older people who experience no hip pain also have labrum tears. Interventional Orthopedics provides a comprehensive option for healing your hip pain without surgery.

The latest research indicates that labral tears are actually not the cause of hip pain. In fact, one recent study showed no association between hip labral tears seen on an MRI and hip pain. Hip surgery outcomes support this data with one recent study finding that 45% of patients that underwent hip arthroscopic surgery had poor results at an average of five years post-surgery. The results from surgery are even worse when a patient has even minimal hip arthritis. In spite of the surgery to repair the labrum, arthritis worsened in six of 10 patients when even a minimal amount of arthritis was present. 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 hip for better function and mobility. Call our patient care coordinators today to get started on your path to recovery.

Arthroscopic hip surgery produces results no better than doing nothing

Osteoarthritis of the hip is characterized by fast-progressing degeneration of hip tissue that causes impairment of function. Pain management strategies involving non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) raise the risk of stroke and heart attack while opioid pain medications have high risk for abuse. Steroid injectionsalso have significant downsides.

Hip surgeries are especially traumatic and require months of painful recovery while patients redevelop strength and mobility and won’t increase your activity level. Common arthroscopic hip surgeries produce results no better than taking no action, and hip replacements wear out over time and require revision, especially for younger patients. 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 tighten and stabilize your hip for better function and mobility. Call our patient care coordinators today to get started on your path to recovery.

Avoid Hip Tendon Surgery with Regenexx

This commonly recommended intervention for chronic tendon pain and tightness can involve sewing together tears, cutting the tendon to try to get it to heal, or lengthening a tight tendon. While this approach may lead to relief of the tightness and surrounding symptoms, the body is precisely balanced, and the shortening or lengthening of the tendon often leads to other problems. Moreover, whatever biomechanical problem led to the initial tendon injury has not been resolved. In evaluating these problems, our expert physicians are trained to look for the root cause of any injury and will spend a full hour with each patient diagnosing the problem and laying out an appropriate treatment plan that addresses not only the symptom but the root cause of the injury.

If you elect to move forward with treatment, you can expect the following.

During this outpatient procedure, our expert physicians use precise image guidance to inject custom concentrations of your body’s natural healing agents into the precise areas of damage to tighten and stabilize your hip for better function and mobility. Call our patient care coordinators today to get started on your path to recovery.