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Stem Cell Therapy for Arthritic Knees

Bones, Joints & Muscles | Last Active: Apr 25 8:56am | Replies (298)

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Hello @tropicallady1276, and welcome to Connect.

I would like to invite @winning, @lynettegable, and @talan to this discussion to share their thoughts and experiences with stem cell treatments for knees.

@tropicallady1276, Has stem cell treatment been recommended to you as an option by your current medical provider?

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No-- my medical provider has not recommended stem cell therapy for my knees. I am looking into it on my own because I would rather not have knee replacement-- if possible.

No, I had such a terrible time with my knee replacement and was taking injections for the other knee. A friend told me of their success with stem cells. I knew I would be questionable for stem cells because I had little cartiledge remaining. So far it has worked. I had some soreness several weeks ago and they did a follow up blood injection after finding fluid on the knee.
I think the younger you are the better it is. Just my opinion.
I have had stem cells done on my back and very happy with the results. Also have had friends did hip and knees. I think people want options from doing a painful surgery and rehab. Knowing what I know now I would never do a total knee replacement except as a last resort. I do have friends who have had success with knee replacement. To each his own.

Did you have your procedure at the Mayo Clinic? I am so trying to avoid knee replacement but my knees are getting very bad and I can't wait too long.

Did u have PRP?
Was there any recovery time?
how much improvement?
r u under 70?
What reason for back?

way over 70, laid around a week, then played golf and had a hole in one. Back was L 4 L5 rubbing on nerve. Very painful. Now i exercise in stretching every morning and then i am good to go.

How do you save these threads of conversations? Thank you!

Hi @ees1, may I ask what you mean by save these threads? The way Connect works is, when you participate in a discussion you are automatically subscribed to it and will receive email notifications of any new email posts. The subscriptions to each discussion and group are customizable. Is there something I could help you with or better explain?

I do get those notifications but when activity ends I'd still like to be able to read entire thread again. Instead I've just been taking photos of each page and saving photos. Has to be better way to locate old threads. Thanks for any help!!!!

@ees1, A couple of ways to do this would be to bookmark the specific page or discussion on your computer. To do this (it should be similar for any web browser):

- Open the discussion on a web page - you could do this by clicking on VIEW & REPLY in your email notification
- Look at the very top of your screen when the discussion is open
- There should be a tab that says "Bookmarks"
- Click on Bookmarks
- There should be some variant of "Bookmark this page" - click on it

Once you bookmark the discussions you should be able to just open your web browser and click on the Bookmark tab at the top and it will list the websites (discussions) you have bookmarked. You can repeat this process for any specific conversation you want to be able to locate easily.

Another option is to click on your own username (@ees1) to view your profile which will bring up all of the posts you have made to discussions.

Another option is to go directly to the groups page, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/groups/. From there you can pick the specific group you want to participate in, click on it, and it will list all of the discussions. Discussions with the most recent post will always be moved to the top of the list though, so it may look different each time you access the group.

I hope these suggestions make it a bit easier to find your specific discussions.

@ees1, I forgot a rather obvious option for bookmarking conversations as well:

- At the bottom of a discussion post, right next to the Heart "like" symbol is a another symbol
- Click on that symbol to bookmark a discussion or post
- To access the conversations you have bookmarked, click on your own username to get to your profile
- On the top of the page, under your profile description (may be blank if you have not edited it) click on the "My Bookmarks" tab