Stem Cell Therapy and Blood Platelet Procedures for Common Hand & Wrist Injuries & Arthritis
Regenexx® Stem Cell Procedures are the nation’s leading non-surgical stem cell procedures for common joint injuries and arthritis. Arthritis of the hand and thumb (basal joint arthritis) are extremely common and can actually begin to affect people at a relatively young age when compared to arthritis of larger joints. Injuries to the hand, wrist and thumb are so common among athletes that they have earned themselves sport-specific names like “skier’s thumb” or “gamekeepers thumb”. Overuse conditions such as “gamer’s thumb”, which is a repetitive stress injury of the thumb, are becoming more common as people spend longer periods of time interacting with mobile devices and game controllers. Our hands play such an important role in our daily lives, that these conditions can be debilitating and life-altering.
The majority of these hand and wrist conditions can be treated non-surgically with stem cells, platelet rich plasma or prolotherapy. As part of the Regenexx Network, Vermont Regenerative Medicine offers the nation’s most advanced Stem Cell and PRP procedures available in the United States today. Call us at (802) 881-0255 for an appointment to evaluate your condition, or complete the Candidate Form below for more information about our stem cell treatments and to learn if you’re a good candidate for one of these procedures.
Commonly Treated Hand & Wrist Conditions
- Hand and Basal Joint Arthritis
- TFCC tear
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Trigger finger
Regenexx Patient Outcome Data for Hand and Wrist Patients
This data was derived from a group of patients with mostly severe thumb arthritis who were injected with their own stem cells. Most of these patients would have been candidates for thumb joint replacement or a surgery where a tendon is coiled up in the joint at the base of the thumb. Both are big surgeries with significant complications.
Hand Injuries, Arthritis and the Regenexx Stem Cell Procedure
Stem Cells are in all of us and they are responsible for healing injured bone, ligaments, tendons and tissues. They are the key component behind the Regenexx Procedures. 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 and growth factors into the injured area, aiding your body’s ability to heal naturally. Many arthritic conditions and injuries related to the hand, wrist and thumb can be treated with stem cells or platelet rich plasma injection. Regenexx patients are able avoid the long, painful rehabilitation periods to restore joint strength and mobility following invasive surgery, and they experience very little down-time from the procedure, if any at all.
Regenexx Stem Cell Procedures in the News
Regenexx Stem Cell Procedure OverviewThe Regenexx Stem Cell Procedure begins when the doctor thoroughly numbs the back of the hip (PSIS) and takes a small bone marrow sample through a needle, as well as a blood draw from a vein in the arm. The marrow is rich in Mesenchymal Stem Cells, which are responsible for healing damaged tissues. The stems cells are isolated from the marrow sample and platelets are isolated from the blood sample. After preparation, these two components will be reinjected directly into the damaged area of the joint using advanced imaging guidance. This ensures the cells are delivered to the exact location of need.
Are You a Regenexx Candidate?
If you are suffering from an ankle or foot injury, or a degenerative condition like osteoarthritis, you may be a good candidate for these ground-breaking stem cell and blood platelet treatments. Please complete the Procedure Candidate Form below and we will immediately email you more information.