Treating Hip Pain from Orthoarthritis Without Surgery

Return to Daily Routine2 to 5 days6+ weeks
Return to Sports3 to 6 months1 year
RecoveryBrace, up to 6 weeks PTCrutches, brace, extensive, no driving, 3 to 6 months PT
Pain ManagementMostly over-the-counter pain medication (days)Prescription pain medication for weeks (weeks)
General AnesthesiaNoYes
Keep Your Hip JointYesNo

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.

Am I a candidate?

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

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