Restore Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Ariana DeMers, D.O.

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine located in Sonora, CA

Orthopedic surgeon Ariana DeMers, DO, is highly trained in the most advanced technologies to address orthopedic injuries and discomfort without invasive surgeries. She offers Regenexx® stem cell and platelet-rich plasma injections at Restore Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Sonora, California. To find out how the latest advances in interventional orthopedics can help your joint pain or sports injury, call or book an appointment online.

Regenexx Q & A

What is Regenexx?

Regenexx is a pioneer medical brand on the cutting edge of interventional orthopedic medicine, including stem cell research. Dr. DeMers is a Regenexx affiliate, and she’s committed to providing you access to the latest research and treatment protocols modern medicine has to offer.

Using your body’s own natural healing abilities, Regenexx therapies offer an alternative to orthopedic surgery.

Not every injury is treatable with Regenexx injections. Severe conditions, such as tendon tears, may still require surgery to repair. Dr. DeMers always employs the most conservative treatments possible before recommending surgery.

What are stem cell therapy and PRP injections?

Regenexx therapies rely on orthobiologics, or the biological substances that promote healing in musculoskeletal injuries. These substances include:

Stem cells

Stem cells are unique in their ability to develop into many different types of specialized cells, such as cartilage or bone. Dr. DeMers extracts stem cells from your bone marrow and then injects them into the injury site to rebuild and repair damaged tissue.

Platelet-rich plasma

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a concentrated solution of platelets from your blood. Platelet-rich plasma is rich in growth factors that support and encourage healing. Dr. DeMers draws blood from your arm, then processes it to isolate the PRP before she re-injects it into the affected joint.

What conditions can Regenexx treat?

Regenexx offers orthopedic applications of stem cell therapy and PRP to treat a variety of painful injuries and conditions. Dr. DeMers may recommend Regenexx injections to treat many types of or sports injuries, such as:

  • Knee pain
  • ACL tears
  • Meniscus tears
  • Tendon tears
  • Hip pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Labrum tear
  • Tennis or golfer’s elbow

Regenexx is also effective in treating arthritis in several joints, including the knee, shoulder, and hip.

What should I expect from a Regenexx treatment?

First, Dr. DeMers carefully evaluates your condition to make sure you’re a good candidate for Regenexx. Then, she explains how to prepare for treatment.

Depending on the type of injection you get, she may recommend lifestyle changes, such as a sugar-free diet and nutritional supplements before treatment.

The number of injections you need will depend on the type you get and the severity of your condition. Many recreational athletes find that one stem cell injection allows them to return to normal activities within a matter of weeks.

PRP therapy may require one or more injections to return to activities within a few days or weeks.

To learn more about Regenexx interventional treatments, call Restore Orthopedics & Sports Medicine or book an appointment online today.