How do I know if I’m a candidate?
If you have areas of inflammation and pain, soft-tissue defects, tendon and ligament injuries, cartilage injuries, muscle injuries, facial injuries, injured nerves, tendinosis, osteoarthritis or joint tendinitis you’re a candidate for regenerative medicine.
Are there limitations or specific instructions following the procedure?
There are some limitations in physical activity in the 2 weeks following and working your way back up in activity level between weeks 3 and 8. If you are normally inactive some movement is encouraged. This would be walking and periods of standing and sitting. If you are an extremely active person it is advised to decrease activity for a few weeks following the procedure.
Will I need physical therapy afterwards?
This is very case specific and we can advise on this more for each individual patient.
Will I need x-rays or an MRI?
You will need x-rays. If you have had x-rays or a MRI done within the last year we will view those.
What is your success rate? Are results permanent?
The long term outlook is case specific and is dependent on the joint we are treating as well as how extensive the damage to the tissue is.
Does it hurt?
The process involves an injection into the area of degeneration. While we don’t see our patients experiencing much discomfort with the injection, the procedure is different for everyone and some people may experience pain.
How quickly will I see relief?
The timeline for relief varies. Some patients experience relief immediately following the injection while others may experience a decrease in discomfort over the next 2-4 weeks. Peak regeneration of the cartilage or injured tissue occurs between 6-12 months.
Does insurance cover it?
Unfortunately at this time there is no insurance coverage for this service.