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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@tropicallady1276

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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i am 78. i did stem cells, then PRP. Now i understand PRP is the way to begin. It worked well. Too care of my arthritis in the knee. I had the tkr and do nt want to go through that again

@cobweb

i am 78. i did stem cells, then PRP. Now i understand PRP is the way to begin. It worked well. Too care of my arthritis in the knee. I had the tkr and do nt want to go through that again

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To sturgeon– This information is so helpful to me and helping me to zero in on a procedure other than knee replacement. Now I will look to find a doctor in my area in North Jersey who will do this procedure. Thank you.

@scsm

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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Had it done in Toledo with Dr Kruse. PRP was done last year, stem cells about three years before that. No side effects, no pain, i would check Mayo Clinic and Regenexx websites for info. I have noticed Regenexx has on site people to talk with and they are all over the country . What i like is they publish their research and success and failures on various types of the body. Had a friend who visited Mayo and she said Mayo is recommending PRP first and then if needed, Stem cells. I had it done in reverse. Research being done everyday but do not get sucked into the bad actors who buy stem cells over the counter.

@tropicallady1276

To sturgeon– This information is so helpful to me and helping me to zero in on a procedure other than knee replacement. Now I will look to find a doctor in my area in North Jersey who will do this procedure. Thank you.

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Make sure they use your cells. No baby tissue etc. Try prp first

https://connect.mayoclinic.org/member/94143aa0059aa13869043c1ebf527673ac29b99a4/ Win Why no Baby tissue? Wish I had access to it.

@cobweb

Had it done in Toledo with Dr Kruse. PRP was done last year, stem cells about three years before that. No side effects, no pain, i would check Mayo Clinic and Regenexx websites for info. I have noticed Regenexx has on site people to talk with and they are all over the country . What i like is they publish their research and success and failures on various types of the body. Had a friend who visited Mayo and she said Mayo is recommending PRP first and then if needed, Stem cells. I had it done in reverse. Research being done everyday but do not get sucked into the bad actors who buy stem cells over the counter.

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I had the prep done this past year kept tge pain down but now I need tge stem cells to help with tge pain I have full motion just pain in tge center of my arm
I went to two doctors here one recommends my cells from my stomach the other the Regenexx baby cells which I gad in my knees
I am reading that your own is better in tge arm

@dixieorleans

I had the prep done this past year kept tge pain down but now I need tge stem cells to help with tge pain I have full motion just pain in tge center of my arm
I went to two doctors here one recommends my cells from my stomach the other the Regenexx baby cells which I gad in my knees
I am reading that your own is better in tge arm

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Sorry prp done thanks fir your input

@tropicallady1276 /USC Dr. said – Stem cells r like a gallon of ice-cream – u take scoop and put in 1 joint – take another scoop and put in another joint, take another scoop and put in another joint; I had 5 scoops put into 5 joints. Did not cure bone on bone knee, but, @ 2 weeks later felt rejuvenated – stood strait, less pain – Stronger, better balance, alive like my former self. Loved the feeling. Had it done in Manhattan Bch. CA. $3500 for stem cells (could have had Many joints injected) / / /$500 for PRP. Try just PRP first, see what happens?///

@cobweb

i am 78. i did stem cells, then PRP. Now i understand PRP is the way to begin. It worked well. Too care of my arthritis in the knee. I had the tkr and do nt want to go through that again

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I had both I had tge stem cells put in than each 3 months until tge 12 I had tge prp doing great in my knees

@dixieorleans

I had both I had tge stem cells put in than each 3 months until tge 12 I had tge prp doing great in my knees

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Deciding which way to go with my left arm have a rotator cuff tear I have been doing the prp on the arm this past year now they said put stem cells and also prp for tge next 6 months
There is two ways to go do tge same as my knees
Regenexx which is placenta or my own fat cells from my stomach
I’m told that it’s better with the fat is better from your own body fir arms to me I’d think tge fresh new ones since mine are old
But then tge dictirvsaid your own body reproduces cells each day
Very confusing decision

Do you want what problems the baby may have as they age? Stay with what you have. You know your family history of health problems. That is what i have been advised by all the regenexx and local drs.

Contact your Dr , even though i find myself educating my Dr. He does thank me and told me a week ago his brother is using it and loves it. Star on my chest. I would also contact Regenexx and Mayo Clinic. I have done my homework and have talked to those who i trust. I get the weekly newsletter from Regenex and you can contact people directly there. Of course they are doing outreach but it is a way to educate yourself.

@win sturgeon By Baby, do we mean Embryonic stem cells? If anyone knows where i can get Embryonic stem cells Please let me know? Also, it Seems Regenexx is $$$$?

@dixieorleans What is tge dictirv?

@mari

@win sturgeon By Baby, do we mean Embryonic stem cells? If anyone knows where i can get Embryonic stem cells Please let me know? Also, it Seems Regenexx is $$$$?

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Yes it is but I heard it’s the best my doctor has that it’s what I used in my knees
He’s in Louisiana

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