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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@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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Any updated info on PRP and/or stem cells?!

This thread is from 2018- looking for folks that have tried either. I have OA in shoulder and running out of options short of total replacement.

Considering clinical trials although not finding any.
Thankx fot any suggestions and feedback .

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@karma888

Any updated info on PRP and/or stem cells?!

This thread is from 2018- looking for folks that have tried either. I have OA in shoulder and running out of options short of total replacement.

Considering clinical trials although not finding any.
Thankx fot any suggestions and feedback .

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@karma888, You might find the following discussions helpful:

— Stem cell therapy for calcifitic tendonitis shoulder: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/stem-cell-therapy-for-calcifitic-tendonitis-shoulder/
— Shoulder Replacement: Alternative options for arthritis?: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/shoulder-arthritis-options/
— Regenerative medicine for shoulder arthritis: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/stem-cell-therapy-for-calcifitic-tendonitis-shoulder/

I used the discussion search feature to locate the above discussions. Did you see my response to your other post here, it shows how to search ? — https://connect.mayoclinic.org/comment/712961/

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PRP is used for soft tissue, not bone. Not sure if it is used for osteoarthritis, but it might address swelling. Curious what folks have to say on this.

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@yellowbuffalo

I have osteoarthritis in both knees. I heard that stem cell injections are a substitute for knee replacement. I am interested in hearing from people who have had this treatment. Does it work? Is the cost covered by Medicare and Anthem supplement?

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Has anyone else found that their knees have gotten worse after the covid vaccines? It’s happened to me with the last three shots.

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@dustycat52

Has anyone else found that their knees have gotten worse after the covid vaccines? It’s happened to me with the last three shots.

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I have used PRP for my knees and even though i have bone on bone i found that it works.

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@cobweb

I have used PRP for my knees and even though i have bone on bone i found that it works.

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I’m sorry, but what is PRP?

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@cobweb

I have used PRP for my knees and even though i have bone on bone i found that it works.

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What is prp? I've not heard of that.

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