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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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.

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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.

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@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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@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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@dixieorleans

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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Can someone tell me how long the PRP injections lasted on average? If it only works for 5 or 6 weeks I am not the out of pocket costs are worth it. For me, the methylprednisolone shot only lasted 5 weeks. Now I have to wait until April before I can get another one.

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@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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most of the stem Drs are expensive, we are seeing some insurance paying for it in Toledo.

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@scsm

Can someone tell me how long the PRP injections lasted on average? If it only works for 5 or 6 weeks I am not the out of pocket costs are worth it. For me, the methylprednisolone shot only lasted 5 weeks. Now I have to wait until April before I can get another one.

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so far my PRP has lasted a year.

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@dixieorleans

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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People, they are not embryonic "baby" cells. The "baby" cells you all are referring to come from the afterbirth of a C Section with the mother's permission. In other words the umbilical cord and the placenta. They should not be called baby cells. Regenexx does not use these cells, they use only two types: your own bone marrow cells or your own fat cells. Using your own cells is inherently more safe. Regenexx seems to be reputable after some research. Be wary of the stem cell clinics popping up overnight with a stem cell shingle put out on their clinic. This procedure is not FDA approved or regulated. So in other words us consumers are taking a chance that the clinic we go to will actually know what they are doing, and how to place the cells. Us consumers could be getting a vial of water for thousands of dollars. I want to have stem cell treatment. But I am researching The Mayo Clinic to see what they offer. I want a reputable company that is knowledgeable and honest. I have arthritis in my ankle from a recent calcaneous break (broke my heel) and not arthritis from years of wear and tear. My foot is useless and painful. Does anyone know about the Mayo clinic and if they can help?

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@mhalpin

People, they are not embryonic "baby" cells. The "baby" cells you all are referring to come from the afterbirth of a C Section with the mother's permission. In other words the umbilical cord and the placenta. They should not be called baby cells. Regenexx does not use these cells, they use only two types: your own bone marrow cells or your own fat cells. Using your own cells is inherently more safe. Regenexx seems to be reputable after some research. Be wary of the stem cell clinics popping up overnight with a stem cell shingle put out on their clinic. This procedure is not FDA approved or regulated. So in other words us consumers are taking a chance that the clinic we go to will actually know what they are doing, and how to place the cells. Us consumers could be getting a vial of water for thousands of dollars. I want to have stem cell treatment. But I am researching The Mayo Clinic to see what they offer. I want a reputable company that is knowledgeable and honest. I have arthritis in my ankle from a recent calcaneous break (broke my heel) and not arthritis from years of wear and tear. My foot is useless and painful. Does anyone know about the Mayo clinic and if they can help?

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Hello @mhalpin and others. I have used a local Regenexx medical office (in Northern Virginia). I did PRP treatments for my lower back and knees and I found the treatments very successful for a couple of years now. Stem Cells (your own) are used by them very successfully for knees — At least this is what I have heard from other patients. I plan to do the procedures within a year, as I am beginning to experience some pain now.
By the way, while the initial visit with the doctor is covered by insurance, the treatments — right now, are not. Yes, they are expensive, but well worth the money, given the quality of life I regained! Take care everyone!
-Dee

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