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I am having stem cell therapy on my left knee tomorrow. I did not realize Mayo was doing this already. For those of you who have had this done at Mayo, what was the cost? If you wanted to be part of the research, how do you get into that?
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I had stem cells and PRP done at Mayo in Rochester last fall. It was done by Dr. Smith. Total cost was $4650 which included additional injection. I was not eligible for the trial as i have too many other health problems. Dr Smith is in charge of a FDA trial regarding stem cells in knees. You can find the trial information on the Mayo website. Dr. Smith and his staff are excellent in providing information and answers to questions
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What is your problem, that you are having stem cell therapy for ?
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Bone on bone in knee and shoulder same. My knee is great today and my shoulder sore from the needles.
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DR. SMITH first name? So you had 2 injections? were cells from your belly?
His first name is Jay. Dr Jay Smith orthopedic sports medicine in Rochester
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Did they take the stem cells from both bone marrow and fat? Also, was the procedure done in a sterile room?
It was done in a procedure room under sterile conditions. They took it from the ilsilliac of hip on both sides. Right above your bottom.
was it painful? Sounds like it.
I had fat taken from belly – there r many more Cells derived from belly than bone marrow.
Tiny 1/2 scar down low. – then used for reconstruction – not bone.
I am bone on bone knee cant have replacement because of infection issues. It wasnt real painful lot if pressure made it uncomfortable and the nurse and dr Smith were great coaching me through. Did hold table pretty tight!
If I was Really Bone on Bone the leg would be straight, no bending at all. I got a lite weight knee brace that pushes on side on knee to Open up knee bone to accept stem cells. I saw x-rays from 1 yr a go of bone on bone. Don’t know what it looks like this year.
Must decide about Compartmental surgery and holding out for cells.? Any thoughts?
I would not say it was painless. The injections were a bit painful, especially in my knee which was already quite swollen. I have continued to have swelling and some soreness in the knee. The shoulder is fine but the tendinitis in the arm is still painful. Guess the stem cells don’t do anything for that since it is not in the joint where they were placed. If it works for you, stem cell is best way to go in my opinion. If it does not work, you always can go for one of the other options.
Has anyone had stem cell for hips, if so is osteoporosis a drawback
My fat out of belly, was for breast reconstruction after lumpectomy.
I’d Love to sign up for a stem cell therapy if Mayo is working on this. I’m a type 2 Diabetic (13 years going strong) just recently afflicted with Gastroparesis. Who do i need to contact for seeing if i’m a candidate?
YES, I’D LOVE TO HEAR THE ANSWER TO THE QUESTION OF AVAILABILITY OF STEM CELL THERAPY. MY CURRENT KNOWLEDGE HOLDS THAT THIS THERAPY IS ONLY AVAILABLE IN EUROPEAN CLINICS. PROFESSIONAL ANSWER PLEASE?
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