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

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

The Regeneris Foot & 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.

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.

Commonly Affected Areas

Our regenerative orthopedic patients are seeking stem cell therapy in the following areas:

Knee

Several common causes of knee pain have shown positive response to regenerative treatments, including osteoarthritis, meniscus and other ligament damage, traumatic injuries, and other degenerative conditions. Other causes can include age-related degeneration and overuse conditions. By applying stem cell therapy we can alleviate most degenerative conditions through minimally invasive stem cell injections for your knee pain.

Hip

Hip pain can restrict mobility and prevent sufferers from enjoying activities of daily life. Hip surgery is often offered as a solution, but can result in lengthy and painful downtime. Alternatively, cellular therapies show promise in treating causes of hip pain such as injury, hip arthritis, and other degenerative conditions.

Shoulder

Shoulder pain can cause reduced range of motion and prevent patients from engaging fully in daily life. Common causes of shoulder pain include trauma or injury, arthritis, and other degenerative and age-related conditions. Those who suffer from shoulder pain can avoid costly and painful surgeries with cellular therapies.

 

Hand & Elbow

Pain in the elbows, hands, and wrist can be debilitating, and can prevent patients from participating in many activities of daily living. Cellular therapies have the potential to relieve pain in the elbow, hand, and wrist caused by arthritis, injury, and other degenerative conditions.

 

Foot & Ankle

Pain in the foot and ankle can feel especially debilitating due to it directly inhibiting mobility. Injury, arthritis, and other degenerative conditions can cause this kind of pain, and can prevent patients from walking or moving comfortably. Fortunately, cellular therapies for joint pain of the foot and ankle can provide potential benefit for patients.

 

Neck, Back & Spine

Neck and back pain can have many causes, two of the most common being degenerative disk disease and facet arthropathy. Some forms of back pain can also be caused by arthritis of the facet joints, the small joints where vertebra connect to their adjacent neighboring vertebrae. Fortunately, cellular therapies for neck, back and spine can provide potential benefit for patients.

Ready to Get Started?

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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