Pain in your shoulder area is not fun. Aching, tenderness or discomfort can affect many areas of your life, from your job to your hobbies. After seeing a doctor, you may be thinking that shoulder surgery is your only option – it is not. The Regeneris BioShoulder protocol gives you the option to regenerate, not operate.
What is the BioShoulder protocol?
The Regeneris BioShoulder protocol is an injection that brings stem cells and progenitor cells (taken from your own body) to the damaged tissues, in this case your shoulder. It’s minimally invasive and is performed on an outpatient basis.
Why would I try BioShoulder before considering surgery?
Surgery is a big step and should be carefully considered before making a decision. The Regeneris BioShoulder is a good option to consider before surgery because of its low anesthesia risks, quick recovery time and high quality results. Before committing to an invasive surgery, you may want to consider the minimally invasive Regeneris approach.
Low anesthesia risks
We all know that when you have a major surgery like shoulder surgery, you will be put under using general anesthesia. But did you know that general anesthesia increases your risk of complications, and is more likely to cause side effects like vomiting or dizziness? During your BioShoulder treatment, our team uses only local anesthesia (specific to one area of the body). This greatly reduces your chance of complications and side effects, and also means you’ll be awake during the treatment, but unable to feel your shoulder area.
Quick recovery time
Because shoulder surgery is so invasive, you’ll most likely need to stay in the hospital for a day or two, followed by being in a sling for up to 6 weeks, followed by physical therapy. This means a long road to full recovery. With the Regeneris BioShoulder, you’ll return home the same day and recover from the comfort of your own home.
High quality results
What your surgeon might not tell you is that shoulder surgery may only last you 15 – 20 years, at which point you would either have to consider your options or get another surgery. Having multiple surgeries only further increases your chances of complications and side effects. The amount of time between BioShoulder injections vary patient to patient, however the results are immediate.
The team at Regeneris Medical highly encourages you to research your options and consider a Regeneris BioShoulder before undergoing shoulder surgery. Many employees and friends of Regeneris Medical know individuals who have had shoulder surgery and are still in the same amount of pain that they were before the procedure, or worse. We want to help. Learn more about the Regeneris BioShoulder and contact us today using the form below or by calling 855-734-3678.
Unfortunately, the total knee replacement procedure is becoming more and more common. The U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health state that 4.7 million people had total knee replacements in 2010, and that the average age of those patients gets younger and younger. TKRs are highly invasive and potentially very painful. Dr. Ryan Welter and the team at Regeneris Medical knew there had to be another option. There is now an alternative to TKR that is safe, effective, and offers superior results – the Regeneris BioKnee. The Regeneris BioKnee activates the body’s natural healing process to allow for natural healing of the joint, potentially giving patients increased range of motion and less pain.
In a typical knee replacement, an implant made of metal and plastic is implanted into the patient’s knee. The Regeneris BioKnee protocol calls for the use of the patient’s own stem cells, allowing for a safer, less invasive approach. Patients can typically go home the same day.
There are a multitude of reasons to try the Regeneris BioKnee procedure before thinking about a total knee replacement, with the most important being the results. Total knee replacements typically last 5 – 15 years and then the patient has to undergo another operation to not only implant another device, but to remove the old device. The Regeneris BioKnee procedure lasts 7 – 10 years, at which point another injection is needed to start the body’s healing process up again. Although the turnover times are about the same, the Regeneris BioKnee is much less invasive and carries less of a risk of damage to the surrounding tissue.
The Regeneris BioKnee requires much less time in the hospital. The procedure itself is outpatient, meaning that you would go home the same day. A total knee replacement usually requires at least a week in the hospital due to the high risk of infection. This also significantly raises the cost of the procedure.
The Regeneris BioKnee is significantly less expensive than a total knee replacement. A TKR typically costs around $49,000 due to the surgery and recovery costs. The Regeneris BioKnee ranges in price between $2,500 to $7,500 depending on the patient’s individualized treatment plan. During your initial consult, your Regeneris physician will discuss the price points of your agreed upon treatment.
Recovery, and the pain that can come with it, is often times the scariest part of considering a treatment for your knee. Total knee replacement recovery is painful and extensive. It requires a strict physical therapy regimen that can sometimes damage the knee. After your Regeneris BioKnee procedure, you will be told not to participate in any rigorous physical activity for up to two weeks, in order to let your knee heal. After that, gentle stretching is encouraged.
The team at Regeneris Medical highly encourages you to research your options and consider a Regeneris BioKnee before undergoing a total knee replacement. Many employees and friends of Regeneris Medical know individuals who have had total knee replacements and are still in the same amount of pain that they were before the procedure, or worse. We want to help. Learn more about the Regeneris BioKnee and contact us today using the form below or by calling 855-734-3678.
Whether you’re a patient here at Regeneris Medical, just learning about our practice or simply interested in the newest game changer to the medical field, regenerative medicine can still be a hard term to grasp. An easy way to explain regenerative medicine, if your still unsure, think of a starfish. When a starfish loses an arm, a new arm grows back. Regenerative medicine ‘grows back’ damaged tissues or organs in our bodies. The promising field also gives scientists hope to grow tissues and organs in a lab to help patients seeking organ donation. According to the National Institute for Health, “as of August 2010, there were approximately 108,000 people on the waiting list for donor organs. Many of these individuals will die before a suitable organ can be found” as well as “approximately 500,000 Americans benefit from a transplant each year.” With these alarming statistics for just organ donation, regenerative medicine isn’t only a promising field for new life, it’s a necessary field to save lives.
Regenerative Medicine at Regeneris
The term ‘stem cells’ has been given a bad reputation ever since it came about. Most people associate stem cells with the umbilical cord of a newborn baby but stem cells are actually found in other locations and here at Regeneris, we focus on those other areas to better our patient’s health. The areas we focus on to gain stem cells is Adipose tissue which is loose fat that is found all over the body, mainly the abdominal area. We use two different techniques in order to collect stem cells to help the regenerative process, Platelet Rich Plasma and Stromal Vascular Fraction.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) – Platelet Rich Plasma is taking a portion of the patient’s blood and through a process of centrifuging the blood, separating the red blood cells from the platelets. Once separated, the platelets are of a higher concentration and whent they’re activated, the environment created promotes crucial healing. The process of PRP has been around since the 1990’s and through the years, clinical studies have shown that these injections are of much benefit to other areas in need of repair such as the elbow, wrist, shoulder, hip or knee. Stromal Vascular Fraction (SVF) – Stromal Vascular Fraction is a state of the art technology that entails a mini-liposuction procedure extracting the stem cells from that tissue. Once the cells are abstracted, they are then injected directly into areas of concern, typically the knee, spine or scalp. At Regeneris, our protocol yields high viable cell counts to give our patients the best possible outcome.
How the above impacts and improves patient’s
So how does Regenerative Medicine actually improve patient lives? With the amount of people dying and becoming sick each year from various disease, rejection of organs, not being able to obtain an organ or the natural wear and tear, being able to have the option to use your own body to regenerate itself is exactly how patient’s lives improve. Being able to find ways to help your body heal itself, with itself, promises for a better and healthier quality of life. There’s many diseases and illnesses out there that are only treatable by treating the symptoms (i.e. Arthritis). Being able to treat the disease itself with Regenerative Medicine offers solutions and great hope to patient’s who suffer from illness beyond repair. The National Institute for Health describes the future of Regenerative Medicine in a great way, “imagine a world where there is no donor organ shortage, where victims of spinal cord injuries can walk, and where weakened hearts are replaced. This is the long-term promise of regenerative medicine” and this is how regenerative medicine at Regeneris Medical delivers tomorrow’s healthcare, today.
Regeneris Medical has enlisted some of the brightest physicians from around the world to join our network of highly trained specialists. Together, we are working to provide regenerative medicine to patients regardless of location. Our physicians are all trained in the field of Regenerative medicine, but come from a host of specialty backgrounds, adding varied clinical experience and technique to this ever changing field of medicine. We are always looking to expand our network and invite you to consider becoming a Regeneris Medical affiliate. Here are three reasons to become a Regeneris Medical physician affiliate:
You’ll be a member of a select network chosen by the Regeneris team
The Regeneris Medical team selects only highly qualified physicians and scientists that display exemplary skills and devotion to regenerative medicine. Being a part of this team comes with a unique set of qualifications to treat a variety of conditions, as well as a high level of support from Regeneris Medical headquarters.
You’ll receive a step by step guide to starting up your own clinical research site
Getting a site activated in a study for the first time is a bit arduous, but our Clinical Research Coordinators work diligently to provide a step by step guide to new affiliates to help you setup your site. All trainings and required documents are laid out in a clear checklist, and our team will be with you every step of the way to ensure that everything is organized from the beginning. This not only ensures good data, but more importantly good patient outcomes.
You’ll be supported by our marketing team
The Regeneris Medical marketing team — consisting of our Marketing Communications Specialist, our Administrative and Social Media Specialist, and our Creative Designer — will provide free materials to you to help educate patients and book consultations. This includes: social media graphics, infographics, promotional items, and print materials. Our team is always working to add items to our marketing bundle to direct patients from around the country to their nearest Regeneris affiliate office.
Becoming a Regeneris Medical affiliate is about more than just offering regenerative therapies — it’s about giving patients everywhere access to new, revolutionary medicine, as well as helping to change the landscape of medical research through our clinical trials. Joining our network will not only benefit your practice, but also your patients, as they will be exposed to new treatment options that were once unavailable to them.
Our clinical research department works hard to conduct successful clinical trials all year long at our offices in North Attleboro. Our patients love coming in and chatting with our Clinical Research Coordinators as they receive treatment. We hope you enjoy learning more about our team and their day-to-day responsibilities! Learn more and inquire about joining one of our clinical trials by calling (508) 316-4268.
Director of Clinical Research
How long have you been at Regeneris? 2 months
Fun fact? I originally planned to go back school after I left my previous job. However, I changed my direction at last minute and came back to the clinical research. I realized that clinical research is my true passion.
What is your day to day job duties in relation to Regeneris clinical research? I’m the Director of the Clinical Research department. I manage daily clinic operation, supervise research study compliance, monitor the patient data, organize staff training, and make business decisions together with the owner.
How did you become interested in working in clinical research? The reason is simple but powerful. A new drug treatment saved my life when I was in school. The treatment had only been approved by the FDA for 1 year when I started using it. From that point on, I changed my career path from engineering to clinical research.
Why do you think clinical research is so important? First, there would not be a new drug treatment without going through a series of clinical research trials. For existing treatments, clinical research provides important information for doctors and patients to better understand the treatment pros and cons.
What is your favorite part of working in clinical research? I enjoy that it is a well organized and regulated industry. The investigators and researchers are able to conduct research studies on the patients in a relatively healthy and safe environment.
Clinical Research Coordinator
How long have you been at Regeneris? Almost 3 months
Fun fact? I can play the Ukulele
What are your day to day job duties in relation to Regeneris clinical research? The day to day responsibilities include conducting clinical trials and supporting patients through the process.
How did you become interested in working in clinical research? I became interested in clinical research when I was in college and took an Epidemiology class.
Why do you think clinical research is so important? I think clinical research is important because it allows for advances in medicine, better treatments and the potential for increased quality of care.
What is your favorite part about working in clinical research? My favorite part is meeting so many new people and seeing the benefit that the clinical trials can have on their life.
Clinical Research Coordinator
How long have you been at Regeneris? 2 years
Fun fact? I make stained glass mosaics
What are your day to day job duties in relation to Regeneris clinical research? Conduct clinical trials for pharmaceutical studies from start up to close out.
How did you become interested in working in clinical research? I was curious about the process of testing new medications
Why do you think clinical research is so important? Without clinical medication trials we would have a lot less options for good medical treatment/medications
What is your favorite part about working in clinical research? Seeing the results of the trials and how they have improved the quality of life for the participants.
How long have you been at Regeneris? 5 months
Fun fact? My husband and I are considered vintners because we make homemade wine.
What are your day to day job duties in relation to Regeneris clinical research? I communicate with Monitors and The IRB in order to maintain constant upkeep and order of all Essential Documents for each study.
How did you become interested in working in clinical research? A lot of my friends enjoyed being involved in clinical studies, and when I heard of a Clinical Research Department that was hiring, I looked into it further. As I did, I realized that being a part of a team, working together to create an exciting environment for people of all backgrounds, was right up my alley.
Why do you think clinical research is so important? Clinical Research is important because it creates an opportunity for a variety of people to receive help. Often times, subjects involved find the answer they’re looking for by participating in the studies. Therefore, Clinical Research is then able to provide something new and exciting for many more to look forward to in the future.
What is your favorite part about working in clinical research? I love seeing and hearing of subjects that are completely satisfied with not only the service they receive but of the actual product and benefits they have experienced.