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Jun 29, 2019 · Severe metal allergy to titanium, nickel need joint replacement in Joint Replacements

Thanks for info. We asked about stem cell therapy and were quoted a cost of $7,000 not covered by insurance or Medicare. I have seen a lot of posts on here about stem cell therapy for knee replacements but nothing on shoulder replacements. Does anyone have knowledge of stem cell being used for shoulder joints? The doctor who quoted the price for the shoulder didn’t seem very confident it would work for a shoulder.

Jun 29, 2019 · Severe metal allergy to titanium, nickel need joint replacement in Joint Replacements

Stem cell is expensive and not covered by Medicare. The doctors we work with state there is no conclusive proof that stem cell therapy works.

Jun 27, 2019 · Severe metal allergy to titanium, nickel need joint replacement in Joint Replacements

My wife is needing a reverse shoulder replacement. She is allergic to cobalt and nickel. Her doctor has not run across this in their 20 years of practice. He seems to not know how to handle this. Has anyone had this issue? Are there any alternatives to the metal implants available? The doctor states no company will guarantee the implants are free of nickel or cobalt.