What is the Regeneris Hand & Elbow Protocol?

The Regeneris Hand & Elbow protocol uses injections of the patient’s own cells to target damage of the hand or elbow. 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 directed towards reducing pain with an injection, rather than a costly surgery that requires weeks of recovery time. The Regeneris Hand & Elbow protocol is minimally-invasive and can be performed on an outpatient basis using local anesthesia.

 Don’t Operate – Regenerate!

Are you experiencing elbow pain from arthritis, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow or ulnar nerve pain? Have you been searching for treatment options for hand injuries, hand arthritis, basal joint arthritis, instability, triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) tear, or carpal tunnel syndrome? The Regeneris Hand & Elbow protocl can offer an alternative solution to hand or elbow surgery.


Benefits of the Regeneris Hand & Elbow Protocol over Hand & Elbow Surgery

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

Anesthesia Risks

Hand or elbow surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia, which 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 Hand & Elbow protocol is performed using local anesthesia, reducing many of those risks.

Time in Hospital

The Regeneris Hand & Elbow 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 hand or elbow operation could require a hospital stay of 1-2 days, physical therapy, and you will most likely be required to wear a sling for about 2 weeks.

Recovery Time

Recovery from a hand or elbow surgery is extensive and often painful. Depending on the surgery, recovery time could be several weeks. Regeneris Hand & Elbow protocol patients are instructed to refrain from rigorous physical activity for about two weeks, although gradual stretches and exercises are encouraged almost right away in order to keep the joint mobile after treatment.

Results

 Effectiveness of the Regeneris Hand & Elbow protocol differs for each patient and therefore the amount of time before a patient needs another injection varies. Schedule a consult to learn more about this exciting technology.


State-of-the-Art Technology

A Regeneirs Hand and Elbow 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 Hand & Elbow protocol is performed in our office on an outpatient basis, starting with the extraction of fat to collect the necessary stem and progenitor 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. 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 the Regeneris Hand & Elbow protocol. The injected cells should immediately begin secreting growth factors to stimulate healing and depending on the amount of regeneration that ensues, the results may vary but could last years. As you continue to age, you may need another procedure 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 Hand & Elbow protocol is considered a new field of medicine, but experts of the technology estimate this procedure could eliminate the need for hand or elbow 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 treating 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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