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Daniel Southern, M.D. is an Interventional Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Physiatrist in CT dedicated to helping people minimize or eliminate acute or chronic joint pain and arthritis through advanced non-surgical treatments.
Regenexx Physicians represent a very selective, highly-skilled, interventional orthobiologics network that is 100% focused on orthopedic conditions. All Regenexx physicians are musculoskeletal experts with extensive training and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, as well as complex, image-guided injections of your body’s own healing agents to treat orthopedic issues.
Regenexx is a world leader in the field of orthopedic regenerative medicine based on scientific publications and is arguably the world’s most advanced platform for in-office interventional orthobiologics.
More than 165,950 highly specific image-guided Regenexx® Procedures have been performed since Regenexx pioneered the field of interventional orthopedics, using bone marrow concentrate to treat common orthopedic problems in 2005.
The published research on Regenexx procedures accounts for approximately 44% of the world’s research on the use of bone marrow concentrate for orthopedic conditions (cumulative n of patients published & treated with bone marrow concentrate as of 1/1/2019)
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is a special preparation of a patient’s own blood where all other blood cells except platelets have been removed. They are tiny cells in the blood which figure prominently in repair processes. They contain powerful growth and repair hormones that stimulate cells at the site of injury to begin repair and summon cells from other parts of the body to help as well. PRP treatment is very effective for muscle pulls, ligament sprains, small tendon tears, and early arthritis.
Classic Pain Management treats pain with medications and injection procedures. Pain procedures are mainly cortisone injections and nerve ablations. These procedures are toxic and destructive to the body. Regenerative orthopedic treatment with PRP and stem cells has begun to replace pain procedures for joint pain. They are more effective and treat pain by helping to restore joint tissues.
Arthritis is a degenerative disease affecting joints. Like all degenerative diseases, they worsen with time. All joints in the body can be affected by arthritis given enough time and wear and tear. Cartilage, which covers the articular surfaces of the bones of a joint, is affected first. Once cartilage is damaged enough, the bone of joints become involved. Exercise is the best way to keep a joint young and healthy. Standard treatments for arthritis including cortisone injections and surgery ultimately only increase degeneration and lead to joint replacement. Regenerative orthopedic treatment can slow degeneration in a joint and stop it altogether.
Traditional Orthopedic Sports Medicine is a surgical subspecialty treating joint pain and injuries that may or may not be the result of playing sports. Surgical treatment of ligament, tendon, and cartilage tears is a double edge sword. For whatever short term improvement, there is usually a long term consequence as a result of removing or relocating joint tissues. Regenerative Orthopedic Sports Medicine treats the same conditions but without surgery using a patient’s own cells to effect needed repairs in the joint. This preserves joint tissues and avoids the instability and degeneration that may come from altering the native joint structure.
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