What is the Regeneris Foot & Ankle Protocol?

Foot and ankle pain from degenerative diseases or other conditions can make everyday life difficult. The weight of your body putting pressure on your suffering limbs whenever you stand or walk only worsens the pain. Fortunately Regeneris Medical offers protocols designed to help alleviate pain with an injection rather than a surgery which would require weeks of recovery time. The Regeneris Foot & Ankle protocol offers an alternative to surgery. This treatment option is minimally-invasive, designed to help alleviate pain with an injection instead of costly surgeries or troublesome medication.

Don’t Operate – Regenerate!

The Regeneris Foot & Ankle protocol uses injections of the patient’s own cells to repair damage to the foot or ankle using either PRP alone or via one of our research protocols. This approach builds on the developing field of cellular therapies that have proven valuable for a variety of medical purposes today. Our stromal vascular stem cell and platelet rich plasma treatments are for patients with various foot or ankle conditions including arthritis, tendon tears, ligament tears, and common injuries. The Regeneris Foot & Ankle protocol is a minimally-invasive procedure that can be performed on an outpatient basis using local anesthesia.


Benefits of the Regeneris Foot & Ankle Protocol over Foot or Ankle Surgery

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There are numerous reasons why the Regeneris Foot & Ankle protocol might be a better choice than surgery:

Anesthesia Risks

Foot and ankle surgeries are often performed under general anesthesia. Anesthesia can increase a patient’s risk of complications during and after surgery. General anesthesia is also more likely to cause side effects like nausea and vomiting and extends the recovery process. The Regeneris Foot & Ankle protocol is performed using local anesthesia, reducing many of those risks.

Time in Hospital

The Regeneris Foot & Ankle protocol is usually performed on an outpatient basis, which means you return home a few hours after your treatment to recover in the comfort of your home. A foot or ankle operation may require that your wear a cast or boot walker for 3 to 6 weeks after which 4 to 6 weeks of physical therapy may also be necessary.

Recovery Time

Recovery from a foot or ankle surgery is extensive and often painful. Depending on the surgery, full recovery time could range from 3 to 12 weeks. After your Regeneris Foot & Ankle protocol, patients may feel immediate pain relief, however it can take a few weeks to months to notice improvement. 


State-of-the-Art Technology

A Regeneirs Foot and Ankle protocol involves two distinct, state-of-the-art technologies:

Stromal Vascular Fraction (SVF)

This technology is used to extract stem cells from autologous fat tissue, rather than blood or bone marrow. Removing stem cells through this method results in a much higher yield of the cells, which produces the best possible outcome from your procedure. The autologous fat is removed from the body via a minimally-invasive liposuction procedure under local anesthesia.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

This substance in your blood contains a high concentration of growth factors that stimulate the body’s healing response. When administered to an injured area, the platelets create an environment that can induce healing of the tendons, muscles, ligaments and joints. PRP has been used as a dental and cosmetic therapy since the 1990s and more recently, has shown potential benefit in the medical realm.


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About the Protocol

The Regeneris Foot & Ankle protocol is performed in our office on an outpatient basis, starting with the extraction of fat to collect the necessary stem cells. Blood is also drawn to process the PRP that will be administered along with the stem cells. Under local anesthesia, the stem cells and platelet rich plasma are injected directly into the injured joint or soft tissue site. In most cases, patients may only require one treatment session to achieve their full results.

You should be able to return to all of your regular activities within 1-2 days of your Foot & Ankle protocol. The injected cells should immediately begin secreting growth factors to stimulate healing and dependent on the amount of regeneration that ensues, the results may vary but could last years. As you continue to age, you may need another Foot & Ankle protocol to maintain your improved comfort and range of motion in the joint. The timing and efficacy of this process are currently being looked at more closely in our research protocols.

The Regeneris Foot & Ankle protocol is considered a new field of medicine, but experts of the technology estimate this procedure could eliminate the need for foot or ankle surgery at some point in the future. Regeneris Medical is currently looking for patients to participate in this new field and see for themselves the potential benefits of this non-invasive approach to joint degeneration. To learn more, contact Regeneris Medical today at 855-734-3678.


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Whether you are experiencing pain as a result of injury or trauma, or if a condition such as arthritis has made it difficult to stand, walk, or run, our doctors can discuss your candidacy for regenerative treatments as well as answer any other questions you may have. Each case is unique, so personal consultations and customized treatment plans are determined based on your condition and goals.

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