Cost of stem cell therapy at Mayo

Posted by talan @talan, Apr 6, 2017

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?

I had PRP and Stem Cells a couple months ago. I advise: get PRP 1st, for $500. then see what happens. …………….Then go for Stem Cells.

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Hi,

I believe this is an old thread, but I'll try my luck and see. I have had bilateral release surgery for my knees recently (not knee replacement). I have had knee pain past 3 years and had to get a surgery done, since no conventional procedure helped. Even after three months of surgery, the pain hasn't gone. I am frustrated with this lifestyle, feel like a couch potato, so wanted to explore the Stem Cell Treatment. Can someone tell if Mayo performs this procedure? Also, any additional info on the success rate would be very helpful.

Thanks,

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Hi, @gunnychahal. Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I'm sorry to hear that despite your knee surgery, the pain hasn't gone. Indeed, frustrating. Good for you for wanting to push on from feeling like a "couch potato," as you called it, and regain some function and freedom from pain.

My fellow Connect moderator, Justin, has provided some helpful information on stem cell therapies available at Mayo Clinic, https://mayocl.in/2uer1om.

Hoping that @bernese53 @oldkarl @jeannegordon4 and @mari might join in to tell you about what they have learned related to stem cell therapy. Hoping that you might share more, specifically, mari, on your suggestion to get platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections first before proceeding to stem cell treatment. I believe you were indicating that you might have gotten the relief you needed at a lesser cost by starting with PRP?

@gunnychahal, have you been doing other rehab following your surgery?

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@lisalucier

Hi, @gunnychahal. Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I'm sorry to hear that despite your knee surgery, the pain hasn't gone. Indeed, frustrating. Good for you for wanting to push on from feeling like a "couch potato," as you called it, and regain some function and freedom from pain.

My fellow Connect moderator, Justin, has provided some helpful information on stem cell therapies available at Mayo Clinic, https://mayocl.in/2uer1om.

Hoping that @bernese53 @oldkarl @jeannegordon4 and @mari might join in to tell you about what they have learned related to stem cell therapy. Hoping that you might share more, specifically, mari, on your suggestion to get platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections first before proceeding to stem cell treatment. I believe you were indicating that you might have gotten the relief you needed at a lesser cost by starting with PRP?

@gunnychahal, have you been doing other rehab following your surgery?

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@lisalucier : Hi Lisa. Thanks for the prompt response. Yes, I have been doing Physical Therapy for past 3 months or so. I am still going to continue to do it but I am not sure if it will help, specially if the underlying issue hasn't been fixed by the surgery. I used to have Lateral knee pain (PFS) but after surgery, as per the doc, looks like I developed Anterior pain due to Tendonitis. As such, I have more bad days as opposed to good. Instead of going for another surgery, I'd rather try out the Stem Cell/PRP treatment, hoping it helps in bringing back my day to day life, if not sports.

Thanks again for your time!

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It's not expected that Stem Cells can help bone – on – bone Yet. This is in my email signature: (Big Pharma controls FDA. Pharmaceutical Companies want to sell us pain drugs. CONTACT U.S. Senators and say WE WANT STEM CELL RESEARCH). I had stem Cells + PRP injected into 5 joints – after awhile I realized it did not work. But, I did feel rejuvenated. I have more flexibility – I can reach for things with confidence – better balance and stronger. Getting back to my normal.

Connect moderator, Justin, "I believe you were indicating that you might have gotten the relief you needed at a lesser cost by starting with PRP?" PRP costs $500. It used to b free with Medicare! Someone in my art class told me about getting PRP every year and that now she can do a jig. She demonstrated. So try it – you may love it. Or get S Cells out of the country. I wish you all well.

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@mari

It's not expected that Stem Cells can help bone – on – bone Yet. This is in my email signature: (Big Pharma controls FDA. Pharmaceutical Companies want to sell us pain drugs. CONTACT U.S. Senators and say WE WANT STEM CELL RESEARCH). I had stem Cells + PRP injected into 5 joints – after awhile I realized it did not work. But, I did feel rejuvenated. I have more flexibility – I can reach for things with confidence – better balance and stronger. Getting back to my normal.

Connect moderator, Justin, "I believe you were indicating that you might have gotten the relief you needed at a lesser cost by starting with PRP?" PRP costs $500. It used to b free with Medicare! Someone in my art class told me about getting PRP every year and that now she can do a jig. She demonstrated. So try it – you may love it. Or get S Cells out of the country. I wish you all well.

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Hi Mari,

Thanks for the response. My condition isn't bone on bone yet, but the pain is never ending. I am hoping the injections can bring in some respite. I'll certainly consider the PRP first. I am trying to get in touch with an Ortho surgeon in Salt Lake City ( sadly we don't have a Mayo facility in here).

Appreciate your response 🙂

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Hello: I was wondering about stem cell therapy for shoulders. Has anyone ever undergone this therapy for shoulders? My mom is bone on bone and at 87, does not want to undergo replacement surgery. Thank you

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@rmeddings

What is your problem, that you are having stem cell therapy for ?

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Could you please let me know if you had any success with your shoulders? Thanks

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@natee

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?

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Would stem cell therapy work for complicated spinal stenosis? My 65yo brother lives in FLA. Over the past 10 yrs or so has had many surgeries (about 4), had metal inserted, contracted Mercer, had to have metal removed. Told it cannot be re-inserted bc of the Mercer (which was treated and is gone). Now suffers from much pain, apprehensive but taking addictive medication and can't walk w/o assistance. Seems he has gone through all the surgeries, pain, rehab, etc. over and over gain for nothing – as is back to step one. Wondering if stem cell would help?

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I had an AmnioFix injection today it was $630. Has anyone else had the type of stem cell injection and what was the result? I have had a few knee surgeries and have very severe osteoarthritis. Dr said even though I’m young for a knee replacement he was willing to do it, it’s that bad but I wanted to try this first.

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I am on a Mayo Clinical Trial waiting list for Adipose stem cell therapy for my knees. Over 200 on the list. Hope I can wait that long!!!! Absolutely don't want my knees replaced via traditional surgery.

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to Bushy, are you Bone on bone? I was and stem cells in US did nothing for knee.

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