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.

@montykona2

Has anyone tried stem cell therapy in lieu of TKR? What’s the success/failure rate? I am in my 70’s and too sedentary to go thru TKR and concerned about metal hypersensitivity. Looking for ways to avoid seirgery. My pain is quite manageable, half knee bone on bone; some scattered arthritis on other side plus under knee cap. Dr won’t perform partial for those reasons…

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Hello @montykona2

Here is some information on how Mayo Clinic is using regenerative therapy in place of knee replacement, https://www.mayoclinic.org/medical-professionals/orthopedic-surgery/news/novel-stem-cell-therapy-for-repair-of-knee-cartilage/mac-20450891

@montykona2 Have you discussed this type of treatment with your doctor?

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@montykona2

Has anyone tried stem cell therapy in lieu of TKR? What’s the success/failure rate? I am in my 70’s and too sedentary to go thru TKR and concerned about metal hypersensitivity. Looking for ways to avoid seirgery. My pain is quite manageable, half knee bone on bone; some scattered arthritis on other side plus under knee cap. Dr won’t perform partial for those reasons…

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Hi Monty, I'd like to add my welcome. I moved your question to this existing discussion about stem therapy for knee regeneration. I did this so you can easily connect with fellow members like @winning @lynettegable @dixieorleans @mari @cobweb @danielad @scsm @anniebrook and others. I encourage to read through the past posts to learn from the experience of others along with the information the @hopeful33250 provided.

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@montykona2

Has anyone tried stem cell therapy in lieu of TKR? What’s the success/failure rate? I am in my 70’s and too sedentary to go thru TKR and concerned about metal hypersensitivity. Looking for ways to avoid seirgery. My pain is quite manageable, half knee bone on bone; some scattered arthritis on other side plus under knee cap. Dr won’t perform partial for those reasons…

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I would like to know pharmacy. I will see drs in Cedars soon.

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@mari

I would like to know pharmacy. I will see drs in Cedars soon.

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Sorry I don’t understand your question?

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@winning

I had a knee replacement three years ago on the right knee. It still is swollen, and bottom line it did not work for me. In my discussions with others I would say 3 out of 10 have trouble. I swore I would not do that again. My left knee was bone on bone but I heard of stem cells. Last January I did stem cells on my knee. They use my stem cells. I was referred by a female friend who had both knees done with stem cells. The difference is I have full mobility,very little pain and I can knell on my knee in gardening etc.
next I did my back which had an L 4 L 5 rubbing on my nerve. I had an injection to stimulate the stem cells.4 weeks later, no pain, fullmobility, back playing golf,pain free. The downside is the procedure is out of pocket. I would do it again . I have friends who have had their hip injected. There is no hospital stay, I used no pain pills. I wish it was available before I did the knee replacement.

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Where did you have stem cell treatment done? Could you share cost? Thx.

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