Pain in your hip joint is never fun. Waking up in the middle of the night with pain, not being able to walk as much as you used to, or needing to take an excessive amount of Aleve or Ibuprofen are all signs that your hip may be degenerating quickly. The typical treatment options include hip injections or hip replacement surgery, which in some cases can make the pain worse. The team at Regeneris Medical has developed a new protocol called the Regeneris BioHip. The BioHip is a treatment method that uses your body’s own stem cells to restore and repair damage of the hip. It is based on the premise that cells can and should promote the body’s healing process, so that you can gain full range of motion back in your hip, and not have to remove the joint and replace it with a prosthetic.
Why You Should Consider the BioHip Protocol
There are many reasons to consider the BioHip protocol before considering the traditional surgical route:
Lower anesthesia risks – When you have to go under general anesthesia (such as during a total hip replacement), you are increasing your risk of complications exponentially. There are also a lot of side effects that can be caused by general anesthesia, such as vomiting, sore throat, shivering or sleepiness. Our Regeneris BioHip protocol is performed under local anesthesia (just to the hip), significantly decreasing your chances of experiencing side effects.
No time in the hospital – When you have a major surgery, such as a total hip replacement, you will need to spend a significant amount of time recovering in the hospital. This can be uncomfortable and disruptive to your routine and the routine of those who will be taking care of you. The Regeneris BioHip allows you to recover from the comfort of your own home, as you return home a few hours after your procedure.
Lower cost – Before insurance coverage, a total hip replacement can cost you upwards of $39,000. The Regeneris BioHip, on the other hand, costs under $10,000 and the final cost depends on your personalized treatment program.
There are two main state-of-the-art stem cell technologies used in the BioHip protocol:
1. Stormal Vascular Fraction (SVF) – SVF is a way to extract stem cells from fatty areas of the body, rather than blood or bone (which many people associate with stem cells). A tiny amount of fat is removed from the body via a minimally invasive liposuction procedure at the beginning of your treatment (under local anesthesia). The stem cells that are taken out of that fat come at a much higher yield than if they came from bone or blood, which is why we utilize this technology.
2. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) – PRP is an injection prepared from your own blood. Platelets provide an environment in the body that is optimal for healing injuries. When combined with stem cells, PRP aids in the regenerative process significantly, allowing for healing of the damaged tissue.
While the timing and efficacy of this process are currently being looked at more closely in our research protocols, the injected cells should immediately begin secreting growth factors to stimulate healing. Depending on how well your body reacts to the protocol, the results could last years.
Let’s Get Started
Contact Regeneris Medical today to speak with a doctor and discuss the BioHip as a treatment option for your hip pain, and remember — don’t operate, regenerate!
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.
Learn more about our affiliate network and join by emailing Kristin Corrado, Clinical Research Coordinator, at email@example.com