Have you been told that you need a joint replacement? Many patients have chronic joint pain due to aging and other factors that cannot be healed with the body’s own natural healing response. For these patients, joint replacement is often the answer given, yet there is now a new procedure called ReginaJoint that is preferable over joint replacement when feasible. Here is what you need to know.
What Is ReginaJoint?
ReginaJoint is a combination of stem cells, platelet rich plasma, and growth factors that are injected into the affected joint using ultrasound or x-ray assistance. The stem cells and PRP come from your own body, so there is no risk of rejection or side effects. The ReginaJoint has been proven to improve chronic joint pain without the dramatic recovery of joint replacement.
There are a lot of advantages of ReginaJoint over joint replacement. Joint replacement surgery is a major undertaking with a long recovery period. If you opt for surgery, you will be out of commission for at least six weeks, often longer. While physical therapy is generally recommended with both joint replacement and ReginaJoint, the process and exercises will be much less painful and of a shorter duration with ReginaJoint.
ReginaJoint also has the added benefit of avoiding potential surgical complications such as postsurgical infections. Joint replacement surgery is a major undertaking that takes months of preparation and recovery and could have you out of work or isolated from your family and friends for months. While ReginaJoint does take some time to improve the joint, you will be able to maintain your current level of activity and increase your activity level over the course of the treatment.
If you are interested in trying ReginaJoint instead of getting joint replacement surgery, contact us today for more information or to schedule your initial appointment.