Name: Mike Hylant
Title: Chief Executive Officer and Regenexx Patient
Headquarters: Toledo, OH
What is your personal experience with Regenexx? The result of a hip surgery left me with a dropped foot and decreased motor function and exploring this procedure was an alternative for me to hopefully regain the function that was lost. Since my dropped foot was nerve damage related there were not any surgical alternatives that could help me.
What is your pain level since the procedure? On a scale of 1-10, I am currently a 2-3 and am 85-90% better than before the procedure. Things that I can do now that I could not do before the procedure are: go on walks, snow ski, golf, and stand for prolonged periods of time.
How did you decide on a Regenexx procedure versus others that offer regenerative medicine? I was introduced to Regenexx by my treating physician and had heard of other positive outcomes from his office.
Can you recall your new patient consultation and what was valuable about that consult? I do recall receiving very complete and comprehensive information about the process, procedure and positive outcomes at really no physical risk for trying.
How was the procedure and recovery for you? It was easy from a convenience standpoint and the procedure was less than 30 minutes. The process of giving blood is painless and easy. The procedure to regenerate the nerve was not always without pain, however, the pain was only temporary and a part of the healing process- well worth the outcome. My recovery was simply physical therapy and exercise.
I would tell someone who was thinking about surgery is that you have nothing to lose by trying this first. Surgery would be the last thing to do since it involves risk, no guarantee of outcome, possible addiction to medication and recovery and down time are far greater. I am not sure why anyone who is eligible would not try this first as long as they have the knowledge of it.