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I’m looking for information on stem cell therapy as an alternative for hip replacement. Any information ?
Interested in more discussions like this? Go to the Bones, Joints & Muscles group.
@kdukes52, there are several discussions about stem cell therapy in the Bones, Joints & Muscles group. Here are a few you may wish to review:
– Stem Cell Therapy for Rotator Cuff Tears https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/stem-cell-therapy-for-rotator-cuff-tears/
– Stem Cell Therapy for Arthritic Knees https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/stem-cell-therapy-for-arthritic-knees/
– Has anyone used PRP or Stem Cell Therapy to fix cervical discs https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/has-anyone-used-prp-or-stem-cell-therapy-to-fix-cervical-discs/
While these discussions are not specific to regenerative medicine for the hip, I think you'll find a lot of relevant and related information. I'm also tagging fellow members @gailb @cobweb and @winning to join this discussion.
It is so important to do your homework and due diligence when researching new treatment options. Stem cells offer a lot of hope. But where these is hope, there is hype and charlatans as this FDA warning illustrates:
– FDA acts to remove unproven, potentially harmful treatment used in ‘stem cell’ centers targeting vulnerable patients https://www.fda.gov/newsevents/newsroom/pressannouncements/ucm573427.htm
You can read more about stem cells on the FDA’s website here: https://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/Transparency/Basics/ucm194655.htm
Another service I encourage you to take advantage of is Mayo Clinic’s Regenerative Medicine free Consult Service. If you call them, you will talk to a live person who will provide more information, research, and advice on seeking stem cell therapy from reputable providers, even if that provider is not Mayo Clinic. Their primary goal is to educate and help you find effective treatment.
Furthermore, you can add your name to a database to be notified when additional studies and information become available. Here’s more information about the stem cell Consult Service http://www.mayo.edu/research/centers-programs/center-regenerative-medicine/patient-care/clinical-services/regenerative-medicine-consult-service. Or simply call 1-844-276-2003 to speak with one of our experts.
Phew, that's a long-winded response to your simple question Kdukes. Are you considering a hip replacement?
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Hi Blundquist, here's the correct URL https://www.fda.gov/aboutfda/transparency/basics/ucm2021108.htm
Thank you Coleen for the information. I have two painful hips and do not want hip replacements. I've looked into Stem Cell therapy and found that Mayo can do it, but it's not cheap and health insurance doesn't pay for it. At least that's what I've been told. Right now I have five weekly appointments starting March 20 for Viscosupplementation injections of Supartz. This will provide a cushion and prolong hip replacement surgery. Hopefully before then health insurance will begin to pay for stem cell therapy. I'm having it done at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, AZ.
I'll be anxious for you to share your experience, including prep and recovery, @blundquist.
Have a friend who did stem cells on both hips through regenexx in toledo, ohio. Research from regenexx was 50-50 chance of working. His procedure was successful.
I had stem cells done on left knee. TKR done on right and did not go well, I was close to one on bone but so far kee with stem cells has worked. I am getting a booster in April as to ward off arthritis. Also had stem cells done on my back. It also worked. Anything to avoid surgery is my motto. I learned of stem cells from Mayo on how it worked on arthritis. Any advice I can give is be careful who does it. Lots of bad actors out there.
I'd only go to Mayo for this. Thanks for the info! Anxious to see how this works.
Did you also do yours at Regennex? They said my hip had a 30-40% chance, but that if I go to the Caymen Islands they could culture my stem cells for 3 weeks so I had more to work with….that would improve my chances to 60-70 %. It was because I am 65 years old
In Toledo the doctors work with regenexx. I did read on regenexx site that hops has 50-50 success rate. It did work for my friend. I know there are doctors in Cincinnati who work with regenexx. I have friends who worked with them.
I want to get a consultation with Mayo before I do anything
What is PRP? And from who? I had a consultation with regenerex
Platlet Rich Plasma, Dr. said: draw blood, refine, inject. It is the trumpet before the cavalry. cavalry are the stem cells taken from belly fat. PRP enhances and gets stem cells going better.
@ees1, @kdukes52, here is some information from Mayo Clinic in regards to stem cell treatments:
Regenerative Medicine Consult Service Process
Transplant Call-in Center
What to expect when you call the number:
– An employee will answer and ask the nature of why you are calling
– Say you are interested to stem cells for osteoarthritis or whichever joint ails you
– The employee will funnel your call to the appropriate coordinators from there
– For joint issues, you will be transferred to PMR (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
– Appointment coordinators will ask more specific questions (inclusion and exclusion criteria)
If you meet the criteria:
– You will be asked to send in your records and a doctor will look at it in a case-by-case basis
Important Notes to be Aware of:
– PMR is a busy practice, so wait times may exist but answers will be given
– If a treatment exists in the clinic for a diagnosis (i.e. Leukemia) stem cells are not offered
– Price is out of pocket
– Types of stem cell treatments offered are Bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) injections and Platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections. You can find more specific information on these types of injections here, http://mayocl.in/2AUIoAn.
Hip and leg pain since october 2017, had steroid injection recently, did NOT help, at Emory, hoping to have stem cell at Emory, but even without MRI, MD stated I was not eligible for same?? No other explanation. I want to pursue stem cell, as I was working every day, now can not, am healthy am 70 years old, but not even near ready to be sidelined. NO, I will NOT have hip replacement, I have seen that, (am RN), there have to be other options. thanks for your time. I live in atlanta ga, but can travel to jacksonville FLA
I have been told steroids kill off stem cells. Once i began stem cells in back and knee pain went away. My friend had stem cells on both sides of his hip and it worked but the research shows a 50-50 success rate. Good luck in your search. Make sure they have a good reputation like Mayo or Regenexx that i used.
Very interested in stem cell!!
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