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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.
I heard from a reliable source, I will b getting PRP and stem cells. I will not add to this. Not from Mayo, if u cn hold out for a year – Maybe.
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Keep me posted….I’m looking at stem cells…….the pad sounds promising
I’m bone on bone in my hip…..knowing what you found out from your source, will that be in conjunction with stem cell to rejuvenate the cartilage?
@pat3316 asked in another discussion:
"Has anyone tried or had success with Regenerative Medicine. I am interested in Stem Cell Injection for my Hip. It is not covered by insurance and quite pricey $5,000+. I had P RP Injection for slight tear in rotator cuff and after a month it has improved but not perfect. This Injection was $500 not covered by insurance either. I am hearing more and more on Regenerative Medicine and hoping it is the way of the future for pain and avoiding or delaying surgery. Thank you."
I had stem cells on knee and back and my friend had his hip done. He was told their is a 50% success rate and he said it worked for him. That was 2 years ago and he is doing well playing golf.
@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?
I was told that a hip replace.e t is needed. However, I would definitely do the stem cell regenerative if possible, at Mayo Clinic. Please send info. Thank you.
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.
How did the Viscosupplementation injections of Supartz go?
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