Regenexx™ provides various regenerative medicine options that facilitate healing, without surgical intervention. Dr. Henry Stiene (non-spine) and Dr. John Brannan (treatment of the spine) are the exclusive providers of Regenexx™ treatments in the Tri-State Area.
Beacon Orthopaedics currently has five physicians that provide regenerative medicine for patients. These are non-invasive or minimally invasive options that can help patients heal faster without surgery. A popular regenerative medicine option is PRP (platelet rich plasma) therapy. PRP Therapy utilizes a patient’s own blood to rebuild and heal a damaged tendon or cartilage in the body. This type of regenerative therapy can help relieve pain in the affected area and also jump starts the healing process.
PRP is most commonly used to treat patients with osteoarthritis in the hip, knee or shoulder. Patients seeking regenerative medicine for chronic tendonitis in the ankle or elbow often choose PRP treatments as well. More conservative methods of treatment are typically attempted first, such as rest, medication, physical therapy, etc., but when those methods fail, PRP is often a good solution.
Stem cells therapy is increasing in popularity. As with other forms of regenerative medicine, stem cell treatments can fix joint, tendon, or other pains without surgery. Stem cells are basic human cells that have the capability of creating new cells in the body. When applied to regenerative medicine, this means they can be used to create new healthy bone, tissue, etc. Stem cell procedures are now being used in orthopedics, often to treat bone fractures, healing ligaments or tendons, regenerating articular cartilage in arthritic joints, and replacing degenerative vertebral disks.
Prolotherapy (short for proliferant therapy) is a regenerative treatment used to treat pain arising from joints, tendons, ligaments, muscles, and the connective tissue that holds these structures together. Pain from these structures may be due to injury, overuse, normal wear and tear (degeneration) and nerve injury or irritation.
Prolotherapy uses solutions such as concentrated dextrose that produce a minor injury or inflammation to these structures. Connective tissue such as ligaments and tendon have a very poor blood supply and this severely limits the ability of these tissues to heal themselves as living tissue needs a healthy blood supply to maintain nourishment and repair itself.
Perineural Injection Therapy (PIT) is a proven safe, effective treatment for patients who may not be good candidates for joint replacement surgery or biologic options such as stem cell injections or PRP. Perineural injections are used for treating inflamed and injured nerves causing chronic pain. This pain is often due to trauma, arthritis, sports, overuse, occupational, and surgical injuries. For additional information, please click here.
*Dr. Henry Stiene and Dr. John Brannan are the exclusive Regenexx™ providers in the Greater Cincinnati Area. To schedule a consultation with either physician, please call (513) 354-3700.