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Mar 4, 2018 · Stem cell therapy for hip in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Coleen, I clicked on You can read more about stem cells on the FDA’s website here: https://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/Transparency/Basics/ucm194655.htm and it says, "Page Not Found."

Mar 4, 2018 · Stem cell therapy for hip in Bones, Joints & Muscles

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.

Jan 25, 2018 · Cost of stem cell therapy at Mayo in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I have osteoarthritis in both hips. I’m 61. I met with a Sports Medicine doctor at Mayo in Scottsdale AZ on 1/23/2018 and he said one of the other Drs there does SCT on the knees and hips. His name is Dr Bryan Ganter. It is not covered by insurance. However, they also do Viscosupplimentation Therapy. It might be covered by insurance depending on your coverage. I’d rather go with one of these routes rather than Total Hip Replacement.

Jan 4, 2018 · Questions regarding total hip replacement in Joint Replacements

I’m 61 and both hips have some degeneration and hurt, especially when working out. My left hip has a torn labrum. I’ve seen a few Orthopedic surgeons and the only answer i hear is THR. Insurance would gladly pay for that. What I don’t hear from Professionals is anything about Stem Cell therapy. I’ve looked into it and heard success stories, but insurance won’t pay for it so that is a no-go. It seems a lot less invasive and is being done, but the old school of THR won’t such it. Why is this? I would rather endure the pain than have THR.