Non-Union Fracture Treatments
Our practice offers breakthrough, non-surgical stem-cell treatments for people suffering from non-healing fractures.
The Regenexx-SD approach works without surgery by amplifying the concentration of a person’s own stem cells in the problem area, boosting the body’s ability to heal itself naturally. Traditional options for the treatment of non-union fractures typically involves surgery, which can be painful and require months of rehab with no guarantees of success. As an alternative to surgery, Regenexx procedure patients typically experience little to no down time from the procedure.
Most bone fractures heal without difficulty. However, fractures that demonstrate motion of the bony ends and incomplete healing more than 6 months after injury are called non-union fractures. Of the estimated 6 million bone fractures in the United States each year, approximately 300,000 will develop slow (delayed union) or incomplete healing (nonunion). The reasons for a non-union (or failed) fracture may include:
- Complicated, multisegemental factures (severe comminution)
- Open fractures
- Fractures associated with tumors (pathologic fractures)
- Insufficient fracture immobilization (fixation)
- Inadequate blood supply
- Poor nutrition
- Chronic disease states (diabetes, renal failure, metabolic bone disease)