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Severe arthritis in hip - are stem cells an option?

Posted by @ro_bro, Tue, Sep 11 6:34pm

Hi everyone,
I'm active 43 y.o. male. I was diagnosed with labrum tear in my right hip about 3 years ago, and moderate arthritis was already present in the hip at that time, along with FAI. My hip condition has deteriorated over time and arthritis progressed to severe (moderately severe as one of the sports doctors classified it) and hip replacement was the only recommended procedure at this point…
I'm healthy and fit otherwise, and I was wondering if stem cell injections would be a viable option to try for me, before committing to THR surgery.
I've just found out that Mayo offers stem cell therapy (which gives me higher confidence in the quality of the procedure), however, I'm wondering if someone had a first-hand experience of stem cell injection into hip for advanced arthritis.

Thanks!
R.

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I just joined this community to learn more about regenerative therapy in the hip as well. When I had my labrum surgery two years ago, the PT I saw in the hospital said she had been hearing good things and suggested I look into it once recovered and for the other side.

Hello @ro_bro and @mlerickson01. Here is a conversation titled "Stem Cell Therapy for Hip," that you may find worth your time reading through, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/stem-cell-therapy-for-hip/. In that conversation, I posted a few times about the information that Mayo Clinic has to offer on stem cell treatments for hips and knees and how to contact them.

@ro_bro, if you don't mind sharing, have you asked your provider about stem cell treatments? I had to have my knee replaced many years ago due to severe arthritis and the deterioration of my joint structure because of it. I am not a medical professional, but I would guess that it depends on how much structural damage there is.

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Hello @ro_bro and @mlerickson01. Here is a conversation titled "Stem Cell Therapy for Hip," that you may find worth your time reading through, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/stem-cell-therapy-for-hip/. In that conversation, I posted a few times about the information that Mayo Clinic has to offer on stem cell treatments for hips and knees and how to contact them.

@ro_bro, if you don't mind sharing, have you asked your provider about stem cell treatments? I had to have my knee replaced many years ago due to severe arthritis and the deterioration of my joint structure because of it. I am not a medical professional, but I would guess that it depends on how much structural damage there is.

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Thanks for the link, Justin. Yes, I asked several surgeons about alternative treatments, including regenerative therapy. But, I'm under impression that most doctors just dismiss stem cells as an option completely, due to the luck of evidence that it works (which might be fair).

@ro_bro

Thanks for the link, Justin. Yes, I asked several surgeons about alternative treatments, including regenerative therapy. But, I'm under impression that most doctors just dismiss stem cells as an option completely, due to the luck of evidence that it works (which might be fair).

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@ro_bro, I hope this is not repeat information, but I like to share it from time to time. Here is some information on Mayo Clinic's Regenerative Medicine department:

Transplant Call-in Center
844-276-2003

What to expect when you call the number:
– An employee will answer and ask the nature of why you are calling
– Say you are interested to stem cells for osteoarthritis or whichever joint ails you
– The employee will funnel your call to the appropriate coordinators from there
– For joint issues, you will be transferred to PMR (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
– Appointment coordinators will ask more specific questions (inclusion and exclusion criteria)

If you meet the criteria:
– You will be asked to send in your records and a doctor will look at it in a case-by-case basis

Important Notes to be Aware of:
– PMR is a busy practice, so wait times may exist but answers will be given
– If a treatment exists in the clinic for a diagnosis (i.e. Leukemia) stem cells are not offered
– Price is out of pocket
– Types of stem cell treatments offered are Bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) injections and Platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections.

You can find more specific information on these types of injections here, http://mayocl.in/2AUIoAn.

@ro_bro, at the very least, even if you do not intend to be seen at Mayo Clinic, the coordinators may be able to help provide some information on treatments to be aware of and some general information on stem cell treatments for joints.

I need help for osteoarthritis , my left knee join kill me everyday.

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