regenerative therapy

Regenerative Therapy for Your Joints

Regenerative therapy is a growing area of medicine that has shown remarkable results with a number of patients who suffer from joint pain, arthritis and other related conditions. Regenerative therapy is a nonsurgical approach that involves replacing cells and tissues by injecting platelet rich plasma (PRP) and stem cells into affected areas. Flexogenix® has developed a proprietary treatment protocol that combines PRP with stem cells, called Progeni-Flex™.

Over time, cells and tissues break down in similar fashion to the parts in a machine or a car. For example, brake pads and tires wear out over time. Unlike a car, however, your body is a complex living organism with the ability to heal.

Knee replacement and other surgical procedures come with side effects that interfere with the body’s healing mechanisms and adversely affect other areas of the body. For example, steroids commonly prescribed for joint pain can cause gastrointestinal bleeding and ulcers. Regenerative therapy, by contrast, aids the natural healing process in a less invasive manner.

FREE CONSULTATION: Find out if you are a candidate for Regenerative Therapy. Contact us to schedule a free consultation – 888-YES-FLEX

Stem Cells

adipose stem cellsStem cells can adapt to multiple cell types, functioning as a basic ingredient in the formation of organs and tissues. They are undifferentiated “seeds” that can grow into a more specific type of cell: for example, a kidney cell, muscle cell or skin cell.

While there are different types and sources of stem cells, Flexogenix® utilizes stem cells drawn exclusively from the placenta and amniotic fluid. These are donated shortly after birth. The placenta and amniotic fluid are the best sources of stem cells, since these cells are youngest and most adaptable.

These stem cells can be reprogrammed with the use of growth factors into the specific tissue for the acute or chronic condition being treated. Through this process, the stem cells become “pluripotent,” which allows them to replace degenerated tissue in the joints.

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

Protect Your Joints From OsteoarthritisPRP is a natural accelerant to the healing process. Platelets, found in the bloodstream, allow wounds to clot and form scar tissue. PRP is useful for healing joints, tendons, muscles, ligaments and sometimes even nerve damage.

Platelets cause blood to clot, which is essential for healing most common injuries. Platelet density in PRP is 5-10 times that of normal plasma, but more importantly, it contains specific proteins known as “growth factors.” These growth factors direct stem cells to form into the specific type of tissue needed to repair the injury. That’s why PRP is highly effective when combined with stem cells.

Regenerative therapy accelerates recovery from acute and chronic conditions—and it offers a viable alternative for injuries where other modes of therapy are ineffective. This innovative treatment approach makes it possible for people to enhance the quality of their lives and maintain their active lifestyle.

Contact Flexogenix for the lifestyle you deserve

If you suffer from joint pain and have not found an effective treatment option, give us a call at 888-YES-FLEX or fill out the form at Flexogenix.com to see if you may be a candidate for regenerative therapy.

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    Sharon Norton

    Does this process work on shoulder joints? There is no cartilage now between my shoulder bone and my upper arm bone.
    Is surgery my only option?

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      Dr. Whalen

      Hi Sharon! We treat the major peripheral joints including shoulder. Our physician can meet with you and provide a consultation and evaluation without any obligation. Simply call us at 1-800-OK-KNEE-2 or visit our website at flexogenix.com to schedule an appointment.

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    Sharon Norton

    Does this procedure work on shoulder joints where there is no cartilage left between the shoulder bone and the upper arm bone?
    What are my options?

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    dick hilliard

    Do you patient’s own blend body fat and blood for injections ? What is the cost of the treatment for 2 knees? for 2 hips?
    What period of inactivity, no weight bearing, is recommrnded. I am familar with the great success of these treatments but want some info before a visit by phone or email. Whom should i ask for when i call

    Dick

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      The Flexogenix Team

      Hi Dick! We have several treatment options that are directed at various knee and hip conditions, depending upon the underlying condition. Our trained providers will work to establish the cause of your pain and develop the most suitable treatment program. We would be happy to discuss the treatment options with you! You can call us at 1-800-OK-KNEE-2 or schedule online at ‪flexogenix.com,‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ and someone from our team will contact you shortly!

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    Eric

    Does stem cell therapy/PRP work on to repair/strengthen the ligaments/tendons/cartalidge in and around the lumbar region of the back? I have spondylolisthesis and these items can get strained/pulled due to the unbalanced forces by the structural change in the lower back.

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      The Flexogenix Team

      Hi Eric. Unfortunately we do not treat the lower back. We treat the major peripheral joints including the knee, shoulder, and hip for example. If you have any joint issues feel free to call for a personal consultation at 1-888-YES-FLEX or schedule online at ‪flexogenix.com‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

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    Sean Jarrett

    I have medical insurance. Do your office take medical insurance. I have pain in my right side hip and knee.

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      The Flexogenix Team

      Hi Sean, we accept Medicare and most major insurance carriers. For more information on specific carriers or to schedule a personal consultation, please contact us at 1-888-YES-FLEX or fill out a form at flexogenix.com.

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    Georgia

    I’m having nerve testing for my elbows & wrists, which I was told they needed to do before surgery in April, should I go through that or is that something that your Doctors could fix without surgery?
    Also my mom had knee surgery & they had to go back in back in. Now she reluctant to have her other knee & hip replacement surgery done,
    Do you accept medicare & medicaid?
    Sincerely,
    the falling apart duo,

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      The Flexogenix Team

      Hi Georgia, we do treat elbows, wrists, knees and hips! We’ve had amazing results with patients who were told that surgery was their only option, so I definitely recommend that you both come in for a personal consultation to learn more about our treatments before having more surgery. We do accept Medicare and most major insurance carriers. Please call us at 1-888-YES-FLEX (1-888-937-3539) if you have any other questions or to schedule your consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!!

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    jacqueline Whitted

    Hello ! Wanted to if they treat sciatic pain and also arthritis pain in the neck and back

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      The Flexogenix Team

      Hi Jacqueline, unfortunately we don’t treat the back or neck. We treat major peripheral joints including the knee, shoulder and hip, for example.

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    ANN THOMPSON

    DOES IT HURT

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      The Flexogenix Team

      Hi Ann, most patients report that the treatment is not painful. If you’re interested in learning more about our Regenerative Therapy Treatment, please call us at 1-888-YES-FLEX. We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have or schedule a personal consultation.

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    Scott Mckeever

    Hello I live in the Nashsville Tn area and I need to have both of my knees replace. How do I get started with your program?
    How long does it take to get Results .
    Thanks Scott

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      The Flexogenix Team

      Hi Scott. Unfortunately we don’t have any clinics in Nashville. We have two clinics in North Carolina (Raleigh and Charlotte) and two in California (LA and Torrance). Results vary on each patient and the degree of their condition. Please call us at 1-888-YES-FLEX so that we can answer any other questions you may have.

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    Felicia boedart

    Is there any age requirement. How young can the patient be, college athlete hockey hip.

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      The Flexogenix Team

      Hi Felicia, We treat patients that are 18 years and older. Feel free to call 1-888-YES-FLEX to schedule a personal consultation or schedule on our website.

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    Felicia boedart

    Also, how long does this therapy last? Does it need to be repeated and generally how frequently?

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      The Flexogenix Team

      Felicia, It depends on the patients condition. For more specific information about the treatments you can call 1-888-YES-FLEX.

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    Betty Blanken

    Can both knees be done at same time? Also how many visits does it take to finish treatment?

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      The Flexogenix Team

      Hi Betty. Yes, we can definitely treat both knees at the same time! The treatment length depends on the patient and the severity of the condition. We’d be happy to provide a free personal consultation to analyze your condition and give you a detailed plan of action. Please call us at 1-888-YES-FLEX to schedule your appointment.

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    Sherron

    I have osteoarthritis in my hips. I had steroid injections in June and it only lasted 2 months. I was told that I would have to have hip replacement in the future. Is this therapy a possibility for me?

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      The Flexogenix Team

      Hi Sherron, we do have treatment options for those who suffer from hip osteoarthritis and are looking to delay and/or avoid surgery. Please contact us at 1-888-YES-FLEX to schedule a free personal consultation or to speak with one of our Patient Care Representatives.

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    Obinna

    Thank you team for this service. i would like to have an idea of cost for international clients. am from Nigeria in West Africa. both knees. thanks

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      The Flexogenix Team

      Hi Obinna, unfortunately you would need to come into one of our clinics in order to receive treatment. We currently have clinics in CA and NC. Feel free to call us at 1-888-YES-FLEX if you’re visiting around one of our clinics! We would be happy to speak with you about how we can help you during your visit.

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    Amy

    Hi I seen your ad on TV and my doctor said surgery is the only option left for my knees but because of my weight. they will not do it till I lose weight.
    and its hard to lose weight when I cant stand up to exercise. it’s a really irrigating circle. does the weight factor into your treatment. because I really really need to do something to get back on the road to good health all the way around starting with getting my knees to stop hurting enough to be able to exercise even a little can you help

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      The Flexogenix Team

      Hi Amy, we can definitely help! Weight is not a factor for our treatments. We have successfully helped our patients avoid surgery, even when they were told that surgery was their only option. Please call us at 1-888-YES-FLEX to schedule a free personal consultation or if you have any other questions. We would love to help!

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    Ruth

    How long does it take for the cells to start generating in your knee. And for how long do they continue to regenerate. And would a person need more than one treatment

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      The Flexogenix Team

      Hi Ruth, it all depends on the patient and the severity of the condition. We provide a free personal consultation (without any obligation) where we can personally analyze your condition and give you a detailed treatment plan that can work for you. Simply call us at 1-888-YES-FLEX to schedule your appointment or if you have any additional questions. We’re happy to help!

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    Melissa Wright

    I have little cartilage for both knees and walk bone on bone is it possible to help me with my case.

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      The Flexogenix Team

      Hi Melissa! Yes, we’ve had tremendous success with bone-on-bone patients! Give us a call to schedule a free personal consultation 1-888-YES-FLEX

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    Brenda

    Hello my name is Brenda , I been told I have bone on bone in my left knee can you help me or am I out of luck ,

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      The Flexogenix Team

      Hi Brenda, we’ve had tremendous results with patients who are bone-on-bone and have been told would need total knee replacement. Our therapeutic approaches are designed to eliminate the need for joint replacement while improving function and reducing pain and instability. We would be happy provide a free personal consultation by calling 888-YES-FLEX or filling the form on our website flexogenix.com

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    Beth Woods

    You mentioned wrists, but my problem is actually in my CMC joints — left hand is the worst, but both hands have been diagnosed with arthritis. My mother had the LRTI surgery about 2 years ago and did not fare well. I’m looking for options for myself. Do you treat the CMC joints?

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      The Flexogenix Team

      Hi Beth, unfortunately we only treat the major peripheral joints, such as the wrist, elbow and shoulder. Feel free to call us at 1-888-YES-FLEX if you have any additional questions.

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    Rob

    Have you successfully treated anyone over the age of 90 years?

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    Brenda

    My orthopedic doctor says I have no cartilage left on the inside of my knees. Will this type of therapy work on this type of injury or do I need to proceed towards the partial replacement? Willy insurance cover this?

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      The Flexogenix® Team

      Hi Brenda, we’ve had tremendous success on patients with severe cartilage loss, even those who are “bone-on-bone”. Most of our treatments are covered by most major insurances, including Medicare. We’d be happy to provide a free personal consultation to determine if you’re a candidate for treatment and answer any questions that you may have, simply call 888-YES-FLEX.

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    Lenora Alexander

    Can you treat ankle/heel pain if i have q bone spur? Also, will I be able to continue to work throughout the 5 step process?

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      The Flexogenix® Team

      Hi Lenora, we do have treatments for ankle pain. Our treatments have no downtime, the entire procedure takes less than an hour and patients walk out of the clinic the same day. Please call us at 888-YES-FLEX if you have any other questions or to schedule a free personal consultation.

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    Karen

    I have PTTD in my left ankle. Is this treatable?

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      The Flexogenix® Team

      Hi, Karen. I recommend that you schedule a free personal consultation with our physician, who will be able to determine if our treatments can help you with your specific condition. Please call 888-YES-FLEX to speak with our Patient Care Representative who will be able to find a time that works best for you.

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    Linda Brittain

    Is the stem cell therapy covered by Medicare? I want to avoid knee replacements in both knees. My doctor states that is all that will help me at this point. I have had the lubricant injections with some relief for approximately four months.

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      Hi, Linda. Please call us at (888)YES-FLEX. One of our Patient Care Representatives will be happy to review insurance benefits and network coverage with you.

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