Regenexx-SD Same Day Stem Cell Procedure
Stem Cells are in all of us and they are responsible for healing injured bone, ligaments, tendons and tissues. As we get older or injured, we sometimes cannot get enough of these cells into the area in need. The Regenexx Procedures help solve that problem by precisely delivering a high concentration of stem cells into the injured area and aiding your body’s ability to heal naturally. Patients experience very little down time and they typically avoid the long, painful rehabilitation periods that often follow surgery to restore joint strength and mobility. The video below provides a good overview of the procedure performed on a Regenexx patient with a knee condition.
If you would like to schedule a consultation for one of these procedures please call our Regenexx line for Dr. Blecher in the Los Angeles area or for an appointment with Dr. Spelts in the Thousand Oaks area, please call: (818) 909-5009.
Regenexx-SCP – A Superior Form of Platelet Rich Plasma
As a Regenexx Network provider, we utilize a more advanced form of Platelet Rich Plasma, known as Regenexx-SCP. Regenexx-SCP contains concentrated platelets like PRP, but also contains blood circulating stem cells capable of tissue repair. It is created by a technician, rather than a simple bedside centrifuge. The patient procedure is the same as PRP, but far more care goes into ensuring the PRP mixture is as pure and effective as possible. For a more complete overview of why Regenexx-SCP is a superior form of Platelet Rich Plasma when compared to the typical PRP created using a standard bedside centrifuge, click here. The video below explains why Regenexx-SCP is a superior form of PRP.
"In January, I was faced with another full thickness tear in my rotator cuff and wondered what my options might be. Would it be another surgery or possibly something different? I was introduced to Dr Andrew Blecher who thought I might be a candidate for the new Regenexx stem cell procedure. This new procedure has changed my life, given me a new shoulder and all without invasive shoulder surgery. I cannot explain how happy I am that I chose this method for my shoulder and now I feel great, have significantly less pain and 100% range of motion. Thank you Dr. Blecher and Regenexx."
- Lloyd Eisler
2-Time Olympic Medalist
Member of the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame
"Prior to the PRP procedure on my knee, I had two rounds of Euflexa – the first worked great, but wore off at month 4; the second round did not work at all. Walking distances was painful and I could not even step up on a curb unless I led with my strong leg. Rising up from a chair was difficult and stairs were intensely painful. Dr. Blecher gave me a couple of options, PRP one of them. About 5 weeks after my third injection, I walked up a curb, leading with the PRP leg…not even realizing that I had no pain! I am now about 10 weeks post PRP and can consistently walk three flights of stairs with only a slight reminder that my knee has no cartilage. The procedure itself was not painful, but rather feels like momentary pressure."
- Sue F.
"Close to the end of the third game in our season, I was hit in the knee on a short yardage play and tore my MCL. It ended up being a grade 3 tear, and I was told the ligament would take 8-12 weeks to completely heal. I was the only person on the team that played center so it was important that I came back as soon as possible. The doctor suggested a PRP treatment. About a week after the injury I received a PRP treatment, and two weeks later I was back in practice. The doctor was amazed at how quickly my ligament healed. I hardly noticed any looseness or pain in my first game back. We’re in week ten of the season now and my knee doesn’t bother me at all!"
- Jackson Smith
College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, CA
Center – 2010 Season