Treating Hip Pain from Orthoarthritis Without Surgery

Pain is one of the most common symptoms of hip osteoarthritis, occurring much more frequently than stiffness or disability.1 If your physician has told you your hip pain is due to osteoarthritis and that hip replacement surgery is the only solution, we suggest you evaluate all of your options.

Hip osteoarthritis results from degenerative changes on the articulating surfaces of the hip joint. Interventional orthopedic procedures have been shown to reduce pain and help the body use its own abilities to heal without surgery, resulting in shorter recovery times and fewer potential complications than invasive surgical procedures.

Regenexx-SD Surgery
Return to Daily Routine 2 to 5 days 6+ weeks
Return to Sports 3 to 6 months 1 year
Recovery Brace, up to 6 weeks PT Crutches, brace, extensive, no driving, 3 to 6 months PT
Pain Management Mostly over-the-counter pain medication (days) Prescription pain medication for weeks (weeks)
General Anesthesia No Yes
Keep Your Hip Joint Yes No

How Does Regenexx Work?

At Regenexx, we invented a new approach to orthopedic care we call Interventional Orthopedics. This minimally invasive alternative to hip surgery involves the use of image guidance technology to precisely inject your own bone marrow concentrate — which contains stems cells — directly where it’s needed to repair damaged tissue in the hip joint structure.2-3 

The cells in your bone marrow concentrate work at the site of your injury to promote the growth of new, healthy tissue that aids in the stabilization of your hip joint for better function and mobility.4

Am I a candidate?

What Are the Risks of Hip Replacement Surgery and Other Treatments?

Unfortunately, hip replacement and hip resurfacing are often traumatic procedures that are generally followed by months of physical therapy and pain and discomfort while the joint rebuilds strength and mobility. 

Other risks include anesthesia-related stroke or heart attack, infection, blood clots, pseudotumors, prosthetic part failure, and metal allergies to joint hardware. Additionally, for many, joint replacements need to be repeated.5-6

Many people are willing to undergo complex surgery and lengthy recovery because they’re under the impression they’ll return to their previous, more active lifestyle, but that often doesn’t happen. A 2016 meta-analysis of 17 clinical trials revealed no statistically significant improvement in physical activity for up to one year after unilateral primary total hip replacement. Additionally, pain management strategies involving nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) raise the risk of stroke and heart attack, while opioid pain medications have a high risk for abuse, so neither are ideal long-term solutions. Steroid injections also have significant downsides.7-10

See how Regenexx helped Todd avoid a second hip replacement surgery for hip arthritis.

Note: Like all medical procedures, Regenexx procedures have success and failure rates. Not all patients will experience the same results.

During appointments, Regenexx physicians examine your body in motion and may use ultrasound to observe the inner workings of the hip in real time. This gives them a more accurate picture of what’s contributing to your pain, how function is affected, and the root cause of the problem. 

Once you’ve been evaluated, your physician will customize a treatment plan based on your specific needs. Our treatments include:

Regenexx-SD: a patented protocol using bone marrow concentrate that contains stem cells

Regenexx-SCP: a proprietary formulation of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) that’s more concentrated than what a basic bedside centrifuge can produce

Regenexx-PL: platelet lysate, which is a highly specialized derivative of platelet-rich plasma (PRP)

Hip pain. Man touching his hurt left side of body.

Join Chris Centeno, M.D., founder of Regenexx, to learn how Regenexx procedures can help treat your hip pain from arthritis without surgery and with a faster recovery.

During this free webinar you’ll learn:

  • How procedures using bone marrow concentrate and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) compare to surgery and other hip pain treatment options
  • Regenexx procedure expectations
  • Answers to the most common questions about regenerative medicine treatments

Get started to see if you are a Regenexx candidate

To talk one-on-one with one of our team members about how Regenexx may be able to help your orthopedic pain or injury, please complete the form below and we will be in touch with you within the next business day.

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