Regenexx procedures can help improve knee function and decrease pain without the need for surgery. During this outpatient procedure, Dr. Derrington uses precise image guidance to inject custom concentrations of your body’s natural healing agents into the exact areas of damage to tighten and stabilize your knee joint. This precise approach to orthopedic care can’t be replicated by a surgeon or nurse in a chiropractor’s office. Regenexx specialists require thousands of hours of training and follow a standardized protocol process to become a licensed Regenexx physician.
Your spine plays many important roles such as supporting your head, shoulders, and upper body and giving you the ability to bend, twist, and stand upright. However, a key role of your spine is to protect your spinal cord which is a set of nerves that connect your brain to the rest of your body, known as the central nervous system.
If you are experiencing pain along your spine, it can be caused by several factors such as pulled muscle, bulging disc, or arthritis. Depending on the cause of pain and severity, you may have been told that epidural steroid injections or surgery are your only options to treat your pain. These treatment options have many potential adverse side effects and may lead to lengthy recoveries.
At Derrington Orthopedics – Interventional Sports and Spine, we offer non-surgical alternative treatment options that can use your own body’s cells to repair soft tissue damage, allowing for shorter recovery periods and no need for long term pain medication.
At Derrington Orthopedics – Interventional Sports and Spine, we believe in approaching injuries and conditions non-surgically. We are proud to offer Regenexx patented treatments for patients with shoulder pain. This non-surgical and minimally invasive treatment option uses your body’s natural healing ability to alleviate pain and heal soft tissue and joint damage.
Shoulder pain can arise from many different structures. If shoulder pain prevents you from completing daily activities, you may be considering surgical intervention. Shoulder surgery can be challenging due to the complexity of the joint and can involve a lengthy recovery with significant risks for complications. Other treatment options may only mask the pain temporarily or require long term pain management treatments that can be harmful to your body or restrict your mobility.
At Derrington Orthopedics – Interventional Sports and Spine, we encourage our patients to consider Regenexx procedures as an alternative to shoulder surgery to alleviate pain and improve function with minimally invasive injections, shorter recovery periods, and no need for long term pain medication.
Hip pain can be very difficult to deal with on a day-to-day basis and traditionally requires long-term pain management if the underlying causes of the pain are not corrected. Hip replacement surgery and hip resurfacing are often the only surgical options presented to a patient to deal with their debilitating pain, though hip surgeries are typically traumatic and are often followed by months of pain and discomfort while the joint redevelops strength and mobility.
The elbow can be the site of pain generation for a number of reasons. The most common is tennis or golfer’s elbow, but other issues such as UCL injury or arthritis also occur. Common surgical interventions lead to considerable downtime. Treating elbow injuries with steroid injections reduces inflammation in the site of an injury and causes the degeneration of cells at the site of the injection and over time actually leads to significant worsening of the condition. In addition, we have little solid scientific evidence that elbow surgery helps, but we do know it’s invasive and has the potential of infection, tissue damage, pain and nerve injury.
Foot & Ankle
Have you been told that steroid injections or invasive surgery are your only options to treat your foot or ankle pain? Interventional orthopedics provides a non-surgical alternative that uses your own cells to repair the damage.
Surgical treatment options for common foot and ankle injuries and arthritis include interventions such as ankle arthroscopy to clean up damaged cartilage, fusion of ankle bones where cartilage has been lost, and tendon grafts screwed in place to strengthen loose connections between bones. These surgeries also typically involve a painful post surgical recovery with a lengthy rehab period to restore strength and mobility.
Hand & Wrist
Wear and tear on the wrists and hands is increasingly common in a world filled with hand-held devices and keyboards. As we place more and more strain on our hands and wrists, they can wear down over time beyond our body’s natural ability to repair damage. While total joint reconstruction surgery may improve the condition for some, new problems can easily develop over time when we fail to address the biomechanical causes of our injury. As a result, many surgical patients go on to experience continued symptoms such as numbness, tenderness, or reduced range of motion or function.
Current surgical treatment options for common orthopedic injuries and arthritis include pain-management strategies, steroid injections, and ultimately surgical interventions. While all of these approaches may offer temporary relief of symptoms, they are ultimately destructive and over time often do as much harm as good.