Stem Cell Therapy for Arthritic Knees

Posted by tropicallady1276 @tropicallady1276, May 10, 2017

I am a 77 year old woman with arthritic knees where it’s difficult for me to walk and I’m trying to avoid knee replacement. I have done the Synvisc injections and physical therapy– to no avail. Is there anyone here who has had stem cell therapy for arthritic knees and I would like to know your outcome. I know there are two, one where bone marrow is removed and the other where they take fat from the abdomen and regenerate and inject into the knees. I would like to know the cost and how long the procedure takes and any other information which would be helpful to me. I live in North Jersey and am currently looking for clinics in my area who perform this procedure. I appreciate your help.

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@JustinMcClanahan

Hello @petman56, you may notice that I merged your discussion with an existing discussion titled, "Stem cell therapy for arthritic knees." I moved it here so you could read through some of the other members' posts on stem cell treatments for arthritic knees. @petman56, did you discuss potential stem cell treatments with your provider?

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I had both knees done last year could barely walk much pain I’m walking great no pain I need help on the rotator cuff tears if the stem cells work on a complete tear I still have full motion

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I had the baby stem cells last year on both knees worked great I can walk without pain doing great so far.
I’m looking for someone that got stem cells on a torn rotator cuff

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@dixieorleans

I had both knees done last year could barely walk much pain I’m walking great no pain I need help on the rotator cuff tears if the stem cells work on a complete tear I still have full motion

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Could you give me more information about "baby stem cells" procedure that you had? I've heard of many people who have had bad results from knee replacement and, to be honest, I am scared to have it done at my age of 79. If you could tell me what you had to do about the procedure and where you had it done. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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@dixieorleans

I had both knees done last year could barely walk much pain I’m walking great no pain I need help on the rotator cuff tears if the stem cells work on a complete tear I still have full motion

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Did your insurance cover the costs ? If not may I ask what was the cost for stem cells for both of your knees?

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@tropicallady1276

Could you give me more information about "baby stem cells" procedure that you had? I've heard of many people who have had bad results from knee replacement and, to be honest, I am scared to have it done at my age of 79. If you could tell me what you had to do about the procedure and where you had it done. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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fyi, if one Exercises (from PT) and walks and gets in great shape Prior to joint replacement – outcome will be best. Use of knee was great 1 day after surgery. Use of hip was great 1 day after surgery. Climbed down and up 1 full flight of stairs. If you are sedentary, not so much.

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@hazelnut

Did your insurance cover the costs ? If not may I ask what was the cost for stem cells for both of your knees?

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my cost was $7000 for stem cells from my hip and the blood injection was $1000. The back injection was $2000. Now many companies in our area are providing coverage but only from Regenexx Drs. They dont trust many of the others.

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@tropicallady1276

Could you give me more information about "baby stem cells" procedure that you had? I've heard of many people who have had bad results from knee replacement and, to be honest, I am scared to have it done at my age of 79. If you could tell me what you had to do about the procedure and where you had it done. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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Sorry, i don't trust baby stem cells. Only want my own, not someone elses problems. Plus how do you know the cells are alive? Many re dead.

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@cobweb

Sorry, i don't trust baby stem cells. Only want my own, not someone elses problems. Plus how do you know the cells are alive? Many re dead.

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Mine was Regenex

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@hazelnut

Did your insurance cover the costs ? If not may I ask what was the cost for stem cells for both of your knees?

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My cost was 8700 for both but he also gave me pdr shots in my shoulders as well no extra cost

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@dixieorleans

My cost was 8700 for both but he also gave me pdr shots in my shoulders as well no extra cost

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I’m in Slidell la

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Hi, I am 55 years old and recently diagnosed with Osteoarthritis of both knees, stage 1. From what I have read, the standard treatment of steroid injections, Hyaluronic acid injections do not help a whole lot. Maybe at the most, give someone 3 or 4 months of partial or total relief. What has been the outcome and experiences of those who have had other treatments such as Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections, Mesenchymal Stem Cells, MSCs, Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate, Autologous Cultured Chondrocytes, Botox Injections, and Water-Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation? I am considering doing something else other than the standard treatments which do not seem to offer much hope or relief.

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@scsm

Hi, I am 55 years old and recently diagnosed with Osteoarthritis of both knees, stage 1. From what I have read, the standard treatment of steroid injections, Hyaluronic acid injections do not help a whole lot. Maybe at the most, give someone 3 or 4 months of partial or total relief. What has been the outcome and experiences of those who have had other treatments such as Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections, Mesenchymal Stem Cells, MSCs, Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate, Autologous Cultured Chondrocytes, Botox Injections, and Water-Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation? I am considering doing something else other than the standard treatments which do not seem to offer much hope or relief.

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I did the PRP and it really worked for me. Steroids kill off your stem cells. I then followed up with stem cells. Very satisfied with PRP

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Thanks for the input win sturgeon. I have a few questions for you. How long ago did you have the treatment? How long did it last, were there any side effects, was it painful, where did you go for treatment, and can you recommend any articles I should read about this treatment? Thanks.

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@scsm

Hi, I am 55 years old and recently diagnosed with Osteoarthritis of both knees, stage 1. From what I have read, the standard treatment of steroid injections, Hyaluronic acid injections do not help a whole lot. Maybe at the most, give someone 3 or 4 months of partial or total relief. What has been the outcome and experiences of those who have had other treatments such as Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections, Mesenchymal Stem Cells, MSCs, Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate, Autologous Cultured Chondrocytes, Botox Injections, and Water-Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation? I am considering doing something else other than the standard treatments which do not seem to offer much hope or relief.

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@scsm I have been wondering the same thing because I just had a knee replacement on my right knee and don't want to go that route on my left. It's been a nightmare.

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I'm eager to learn about PRP– exactly where does this procedure all start. Again, I'm trying to avoid knee replacement on both knees. I am 79 and do not want this surgery. Looking forward to hear back. Thank you all for your input.

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