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Conditions and Information

Below you will find our educational resources for patients suffering knee pain or injury.

Your first decision is to decide whether a non-surgical regenerative procedure is a good fit for you. As part of Oklahoma’s only Regenexx clinic, our physicians use non-surgical injection-based procedures for people suffering from knee pain due to common injuries. These procedures utilize concentrated repair cells that are obtained from your own bone marrow or blood to promote your body’s own natural ability to heal.

The more you are educated about your condition, the better decision you can make about potential treatment options.

Knee Osteoarthritis

Knee osteoarthritis or Knee OA is a wear and tear condition that is one of the most common causes of knee pain. Due to sports injury, trauma or just aging, the once smooth surface of cartilage in the knee can become rough, irregular or thinned out, causing inflammation and pain.

Symptoms and US Incidence
Symptoms associated with knee osteoarthritis can include pain with activity on the inside, outside, or front of the knee. Typically this causes a decreased range of motion, or inability to fully bend or straighten the knee. Unfortunately it’s a common condition. According to the CDC

  • Osteoarthritis affects 32.5 Million US adults
  • Over 50% of people with Knee OA will have a total knee replacement in their lifetime
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Knee diagram

Meniscus Tears

Problems in the knee’s cushion
Meniscus injuries are extremely common. There are many different types of meniscus tears and sometimes these can cause pain and even mechanical symptoms in the knee, such as catching or locking. Meniscus tears can be caused abruptly from an injury or can be degenerative, meaning they fray with wear and tear over time. Just because a meniscus tear is present on an imaging study, depending on the type of tear, it may or may not be causing pain

Knee Ligament Injuries (ACL/PCL Tears)

Knee joint instability
Ligaments help to stabilize the knee joint. These can become torn or stretched with trauma or wear and tear over time.

  • ACL tears are associated with a twisting-type injury and commonly results in swelling, pain, and a feeling of instability.
  • PCL tears are associated with motor vehicle accidents and occur when the shin bone hits the dashboard and is pushed backward.
  • MCL and LCL tears are associated with increased stress on the inside or outside of the knee from injury or stretching over time.
Knee diagram
Knee diagram

Knee Tendon Injuries (Tendonitis)

Problems with muscle connections
Because tendons help stabilize joints by acting as connectors of muscles to bones, muscle weakness or imbalance can cause excessive wear on tendons. This can make it easier to injure. Tendons can become partially or completely torn from a sudden trauma or from wear and tear over time. Sudden injury or inflammation is called “tendonitis,” whereas long-term irritation and tendon weakening is termed “tendinosis.”

  • Quadriceps tendon injury: usually from acute trauma.
  • Patellar tendon injury, also called “jumpers knee,” because it is associated with repetitive jumping sports.

Other Knee Injuries

Patellofemoral Syndrome, Small Floating Bone Fragments, Nerve Problems, and More

Doctor examining knee

Surgery-Free Treatment Options

At Orthobiogen, Oklahoma’s only Regenerative Medicine center, we offer advanced surgery-free treatment options for those suffering from spine and joint pain.

We may use your own platelets/PRP and/or bone marrow concentrate (containing your own live stem cells) via regenerative medicine techniques to promote healing and relieve pain. Our goal is to help our patients return to their active lifestyles as quickly and safely as possible.

We offer comprehensive consultations to see if you’re a candidate, so you can get started on your journey to pain-free living today.

Explore the Outcomes Database

Regenexx maintains an active patient registry that tracks patients’ progress or side effects, post-procedure. Our outcomes database contains records on tens of thousands of Regenexx procedures performed by physicians in our network.

Below, you can explore the outcomes database and see the number of currently tracked procedures as well as patient-reported results.

Surgery-Free Treatment Options

At Orthobiogen, Oklahoma’s only Regenerative Medicine center, we offer advanced surgery-free treatment options for those suffering from spine and joint pain.

We may use your own platelets/PRP and/or bone marrow concentrate (containing your own live stem cells) via regenerative medicine techniques to promote healing and relieve pain. Our goal is to help our patients return to their active lifestyles as quickly and safely as possible.

We offer comprehensive consultations to see if you’re a candidate, so you can get started on your journey to pain-free living today.

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Shoulder

Regenexx® Procedures are non-surgical injection treatments that are intended to help reduce pain and improve function for those who are suffering from pain due to common injuries, arthritis, and overuse conditions.

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Commonly Treated Conditions:

  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Arthritis of the shoulder joint
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Labral tears or degeneration
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis & tendonosis
  • AC Joint Separation
  • Recurrent shoulder dislocations

Lower Spine

Regenexx® Procedures are non-surgical injection treatments that are intended to help reduce pain and improve function for those who are suffering from pain due to common injuries, arthritis, and overuse conditions.

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Commonly Treated Conditions:

  • Lumbar Facet Injury
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated or Bulging Disc
  • Radiculopathy (pinched nerve)
  • SI Joint Syndrome
  • Many More Disc and Low Back Issues

Knee

Regenexx® Procedures are non-surgical injection treatments that are intended to help reduce pain and improve function for those who are suffering from pain due to common injuries, arthritis, and overuse conditions.

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Commonly Treated Conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Patellofemoral
  • Syndrome/Chondomalacia
  • ACL Tears + PCL, LCL & MCL Tears & Sprains
  • Patellar Tendonitis
  • Pes anersine bursitis
  • Baker’s cyst
  • Instability
  • Hamstrings Tendinopathy & Biceps Femoris Insertional Tendinopathy

Hip

Regenexx® Procedures are non-surgical injection treatments that are intended to help reduce pain and improve function for those who are suffering from pain due to common injuries, arthritis, and overuse conditions.

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Commonly Treated Conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinopathy
  • Labral / Labrum Tear

Hand & Wrist

Regenexx® Procedures are non-surgical injection treatments that are intended to help reduce pain and improve function for those who are suffering from pain due to common injuries, arthritis, and overuse conditions.

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Commonly Treated Conditions:

  • Hand Arthritis
  • Basal Joint Arthritis or CMC / Carpometacarpal
  • Arthritis
  • Instability
  • TFCC Tear
  • Carpal Tunnel SyndromeTrigger Finger

Foot & Ankle

Regenexx® Procedures are non-surgical injection treatments that are intended to help reduce pain and improve function for those who are suffering from pain due to common injuries, arthritis, and overuse conditions.

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Commonly Treated Conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Ankle Instability
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Peroneal tendon tear or split
  • Ligament sprain or tear
  • Sub-talar arthritis or instability
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Bunions

Elbow

Regenexx® Procedures are non-surgical injection treatments that are intended to help reduce pain and improve function for those who are suffering from pain due to common injuries, arthritis, and overuse conditions.

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Commonly Treated Conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Instability
  • Tennis Elbow or Golfer’s Elbow
  • Nerve entrapment (ulnar nerve)

Cervical Spine

Regenexx® Procedures are non-surgical injection treatments that are intended to help reduce pain and improve function for those who are suffering from pain due to common injuries, arthritis, and overuse conditions.

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Commonly Treated Conditions:

  • Cervical Instability
  • Cervical Facet Injury
  • Neck, Back or Rib Instability
  • Many More Disc and Cervical Issues Causing Pain