Hand & Wrist Stem Cell Therapy & PRP Treatments

From scrolling on the internet to typing on a keyboard, digital devices, including smartphones and computers, are putting additional strain on your fingers, hands, and wrists.

These joints are no strangers to orthopedic issues. Contemporary hand and wrist challenges join a long list of traditional orthopedic setbacks, such as sports injuries, arthritis, wear-and-tear, and repetitive strain. If you have numbness, pain, stiffness, or reduced range-of-motion in your wrist, hand, or fingers, please contact our patient care team to discuss how Regenexx Cayman stem cell or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can help you.

Hand & Wrist Conditions Treated

We spend 100% of our time treating orthopedic issues - this focus and specialization makes us experts in what we do. We treat hand and wrist injuries and conditions, including:

  • Hand and finger osteoarthritis
  • Trigger finger
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex (TFCC) tears
  • Hand and wrist instability
  • And more…

If you’re experiencing stiffness in your fingers, pain or weakness in your hands or wrists, or would like to treat these areas alongside other joints, please contact us to tell us more about your condition and see how we can help you.

Hand & Wrist Treatments

Our physicians use both PRP and mesenchymal stem cell treatments for hand and wrist injuries and conditions. After reviewing your imaging and medical history, a Regenexx Cayman doctor will advise on your best course of treatment:

  1. Regenexx-C (Cultured) Stem Cell Treatment
  2. Regenexx-SD (Same Day) Stem Cell Treatment
  3. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment

Real Patients

Real Results

“While playing beach volleyball over the past few years, and with many injuries to my thumbs during that time, my thumbs were so weak and tender. It even hurt to put on a seatbelt in the car or open jars. After Dr. Pitts treated me with Regenexx-SCP, which is a blood platelet procedure, I was back setting and playing volleyball within weeks. It is such an amazing treatment that the Regenexx physicians offer and I am so thankful I was able to benefit from this treatment.”– Tricia M., BEACH VOLLEYBALL PLAYER, Regenexx-SCP hand patient

Hand & Wrist Patient Outcomes

Regenexx maintains an active registry that tracks the post-procedure outcomes of patients. Here are some of the major findings from our Regenexx-C hand and wrist outcome data:

  • 6 months post-treatment, patients reported a functional level of 82%.
  • 12 months post-treatment, patients reported that their pain levels decreased to an average of 2.2 out of 10.
  • 12 months post-treatment, patients reported an overall improvement of 58%.

FAQ

This depends on numerous factors, including the condition of the area treated, a patient’s general health, etc. There is usually some early pain relief from our procedures, but healing and regeneration of tissues takes time, and it may take up to a year to achieve maximum results. Most patients notice a continuing decrease in pain and increase in function over many months post-procedure.

While pain relief is variable, patients typically see results 6-12 weeks after PRP treatment and 3-6 months after stem cell treatment. Our Regenexx-C (cultured stem cell procedure) outcome data demonstrates that results peak around 1-2 years post-procedure.

Some patients find that one treatment produces the results they were looking for; others may see some improvement, but want additional treatments to further improve their outcome.

Here is Regenexx registry outcome data for hand and wrist patients:

  • 6 months post-treatment, patients reported a functional level of 82%. 
  • 12 months post-treatment, patients reported that their pain levels decreased to an average of 2.2 out of 10.
  • 12 months post-treatment, patients reported an overall improvement of 58%.

Regenexx is the trusted alternative to orthopedic surgery, so whether you’ve been recommended for scaphoid fracture surgery, a TFCC tear repair, CMC replacement, or another wrist or hand surgical procedure, it’s worth exploring all your options. The first step is to have a consultation or phone review to determine if you are a candidate for Regenexx treatment. Not everyone is a candidate, and our physicians will let you know if surgery is your better option. During your Regenexx Cayman phone review or initial consultation, you will receive a candidacy rating of good, fair, or poor, so you can make a well-informed decision before committing to treatment. It’s our goal to reduce your pain and improve function, helping you to avoid, or delay, surgery for as long as possible.

Can Regenexx Cayman treatment help my hand or wrist?

Regenexx Cayman PRP and stem cell treatments can help with a range of hand and wrist issues, but before booking any appointments, you will be required to have a phone review to ensure you are a candidate for treatment. During your phone review, the physician will conduct a thorough review of your imaging, medical history, and treatment goals. You will then receive a candidacy rating of good, fair, or poor, so you have a clear understanding of your expected outcome from hand and wrist treatment.

After my Regenexx hand or wrist procedure, when can I be active again?

This depends on your specific treatment, and you will be given post-procedure instructions to follow. All hand and wrist patients will have lifting and pulling restrictions for the first few days following treatment, with most starting light resistance training within 1-2 weeks of their procedure. Patients will gradually return to full functional activity and typically get back to sporting activities anywhere between 4-16 weeks, depending on the severity of what was treated. You may be required to wear a brace during some of your recovery.

Will I need physical therapy after my Regenexx hand or wrist stem cell procedure?

Yes, we typically recommend physical therapy after treatment. You will receive specific post-procedure instructions and rehab protocols for your elbow. These will detail restricted and permitted activities, therapeutic exercises, rehab progression, and recommendations for physical therapy following stem cell injections for the first three months after treatment.

Do you have outcome data relating to my specific hand or wrist condition e.g. carpal tunnel syndrome?

We can provide joint-specific outcome data (i.e. all hand and wrist patients), but not condition-specific data. Regenexx maintains an active patient registry of all patients and publicly publishes patient outcomes. Please contact us if you would like to know more.

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