Regenerative Medicine Center
Our doctors use regenerative medicine to restore function and repair damaged tissue. This technique can often delay the need for more invasive treatments like surgery. Our providers are trained experts in Regenerative medicine and provide ReNu single-injection treatment for the symptoms of osteoarthritis and other common work and sports-related orthopaedic injuries.
What is ReNu®?
ReNu is a groundbreaking treatment for osteoarthritis (OA) pain and other orthopedic conditions and sports injuries. ReNu is a single-injection, nonsteroidal prescription treatment. ReNu is administered in an office setting, by your orthopedic specialist, and provides relief that can last for up to 1 year – that’s twice as long as what is typically expected from the leading viscosupplement. ReNu may free you from having to rely on oral treatments, steroid injections, and viscosupplements. Most importantly, you may be able to delay or entirely avoid surgery.
What Is ReNu Made From?
- ReNu is created from amniotic membrane and fluids, donated after healthy babies are born by C-section
- These are natural substances that have been used in the treatment of injuries for over 100 years
- ReNu has been tested and shown to have an excellent safety profile
The amniotic tissues that make up ReNu have been carefully selected and processed with a proprietary technique, providing you with the unique opportunity to improve healing of OA or other orthopedic conditions or injuries. This amniotic tissue helps to restore damaged tissue such as cartilage, tendons, and ligaments. The growth factors in the amniotic tissue provide anti-inflammatory, anti-adhesive, and anti-microbial properties to the injured area and may provide quicker healing. Amniotic tissue treatment is also unlikely to be rejected by the body.
“ReNu® is an innovative, single-injection treatment for the symptoms of osteoarthritis. When used to treat knee osteoarthritis, clinical studies have shown an improvement in pain and function scores for up to 12 months.”
What Is Different About ReNu?
Unlike other treatments used for relief of OA and other orthopedic pain, ReNu contains multiple anti-inflammatory cytokines and regenerative growth factors, which are found natively in human amniotic tissues from which ReNu is made. ReNu contains a high level of growth factors that stimulate tissue healing; cells; extracellular matrix proteins that provide a framework to bind cells together; and a unique form of hyaluronic acid (a substance that acts as a lubricant and is naturally present in adult joints). These features all support the functional benefits of ReNu.
What Can ReNu Be Used For?
ReNu has natural healing and anti-inflammatory properties that may benefit a variety of conditions.
- Osteoarthritis – Knees, Hips, Ankles, Hands/Wrists
- Sports Injuries – Partial rotator cuff tear, Bursitis, Epicondylitis
- Orthopedic Injuries – Adhesive capsulitis, Tendinosis, Plantar fasciitis
Benefits of ReNu
- Nonsteroidal treatment
- Single-injection therapy
- Anti-inflammatory cytokines
- Relief that may last for up to 1 year
Is ReNu Safe?
The amniotic tissues in ReNu are collected from fully consented mothers undergoing scheduled caesarean section births of full-term healthy babies. Donors are tested for relevant communicable diseases by an FDA registered laboratory, and Organogenesis only releases tissue for transplantation that has negative or non-reactive results for all tested communicable diseases. After screening, the amniotic tissue is aseptically processed in a controlled, clean environment following strict technical quality assurance standards.
When Should I Consider ReNu?
If you have been diagnosed with knee OA and have been experiencing symptoms such as pain or discomfort, ReNu may be right for you. If you want to avoid taking oral treatments, such as NSAIDs, or stay away from the potentially damaging long-term side effects of corticosteroid injections or simply haven’t experienced sufficient relief from other options, you should consider talking with your doctor about ReNu.
What are the Clinical Benefits of Using Renu?
A single injection of ReNu may result in a reduction of symptoms for up to 12 months. In a 200-patient randomized, single-blinded clinical trial, 69.1% of patients who received a ReNu injection had meaningful improvement of symptoms for at least 6 months. On average, patients who responded to ReNu had a 63% reduction in pain measured by the Visual Analog Score (VAS).