Here’s eight questions we recommend you ask your physician before signing on that dotted line:
What is your speciality?
Have you had training in advanced imaging placement of needles in cells? Only 1% of all physicians in the USA have been trained to use image-guided equipment and conduct the Regenexx procedure. They also need to have basic training in interventional orthopaedics (fluoroscopy and MSK US guided injection based procedures) and know how to use the associated technology.
From where will you take my stem cells?
Cell source is important and we believe that bone marrow is the ultimate cradle for stem cell therapy. Juicy fats cells and even cells from amniotic tissue just don’t do the job or allow a physician to get enough of them to harvest. If you’re physician doesn’t harvest cells from your bone marrow, he might not be the right man for the job.
How will you get the stem cells out of my bone marrow?
Regenexx’s stem cell experts know that the harvesting technique is critical, especially when doing a bone marrow aspirate. Physicians should know that they need to extract cells from many different areas to ensure they get a broad spectrum of cells to work with. Regenexx’s network of doctors believe in doing what’s best for you the patient, not what’s quickest for them. This will require a bit more time spent harvesting cells but the success of the procedure will be totally worth it.
Do you know how many cells to extract and the dose?
Every patient and stem cell procedure is unique and therefore it is crucial that your physician knows how much to extract and the dosage thereof. Thanks to Regenexx’s highly technical laboratory, our physicians are able to count the cells and work out the dose for every stem cell procedure. Can your physician walk you through his method and let you know the exact quantities he will be withdrawing?
Exactly where will you be re-injecting these stem cells, once treated?
Getting the stem cells back to the right spot is so important. Has your physician got the right tools to do so and ensure they go back into the precise spot? Successful doctors will need different image-guided technology for different areas that required treatment. For instance, they may need a CRM-Fluoroscope, which allows them to place stem cells in exact locations in the spine, or perhaps equipment to perform a musculoskeletal ultrasound for injuries in your tendon.
What medicine will they administer before, during and after my procedure?
Interestingly, some medicine kills stem cells. These medicines, even in just the wrong dosage, can produce stem cells that are either dead or alive. Commonly used anaesthetics can kill your stem cells but, when used in another concentration, can be the difference between a successful and unsuccessful procedure.
Where will you take my stem cells?
Believe us, the level of lab sophistication matters. Wouldn’t you want to know that your stem cells are going somewhere reliable and professional where they can maximise their potential? Your doctor should prove to you that where your stem cells are housed, is a professional facility where they have adequate technology to treat them. Regenexx has employed full-time research scientists who dedicate their careers to ongoing research ensuring all Regenexx procedures has the scientific backing it needs to prove it is the most advanced stem cell therapy in the world.
Is this even safe?
When reputation is everything, it is vital that these procedures are evidenced as safe. Regenexx has a non-profit registry that tracks every single patient that has ever received a Regenexx procedure. The scientists working on this data house it for up to 9 years, investigating and comparing data to ensure that Regenexx’s procedures are completely safe and most importantly, work! Can your doctor say the same for his stem cell treatments?
Now that you’ve got the questions to challenge your curiosity, do you know who to ask? Have you considered a Regenexx procedure? Instead of going to the trouble to find a physician qualified to do all of the above, why not check out Regenexx’s global network of doctors and see who operates nearest to you? The world’s most advanced Interventional Orthopaedic stem cell treatments is here and we want you taking full advantage of its outcomes. Regenexx is very different and now you know why.