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Wed, Jan 8 4:28pm · Thoracic aortic aneurysm in Aortic Aneurysms

Mine is 4.9 and surgeon at Cleveland Clinic says he will give me 10 more years. Being i am in my late 70's sounds good.

Dec 27, 2019 · Am I at a big risk for having an Aortic Aneurysm? in Aortic Aneurysms

I would advise you to have a few simple tests to determine if you have it. If so their are things you can do to take care of yourself.

Nov 5, 2019 · Swelling and stiffness, 3 years after total knee replacement in Joint Replacements

I also use the services of regenexx. I found them to be ethical and helpful with my health issues. I used PRP on my back 3 years ago and it saved me from an operation. I also did the stem cells on the left knee and have followed it up with PRP injections yearly. Yes, it costs out of pocket. Yes, i avoid surgery and the pain that follows. My right knee was TKR and 5 years later it is now lose and painful for 5 years. Water therapy caused my knee to swell. Swelling never went down after the operation. PT was living hell. So, to those who had a good experience, i am happy for you. I will not give another surgeon the chance to ruin the knee i garden on and bike on an golf on. Yes, there is some pain but i take no pills. Just ice, baby.

Oct 30, 2019 · I need a TKR: Do I do it, or go as long as I can? in Joint Replacements

You know the answer. Lose the weight / That will help. Try PRP which helps in the pain area. I am in the same boat, but working on weight loss, did PRP and stem cells. If your bone on bone stem cells will not work. I do a lot of biking as walking is uncomfortable. Good luck.

Oct 24, 2019 · Swelling and stiffness, 3 years after total knee replacement in Joint Replacements

i am bone on bone, did the stem cells but found PRP to be the most effective. I to did the rooster comb shot.

Oct 24, 2019 · Swelling and stiffness, 3 years after total knee replacement in Joint Replacements

if i would advise people on prp i would say try PRP first and see hw you react. It took 3 weeks for the pain to go away and the swelling dropped. It costs around $1000. It can last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years. I look at it as money well spent compared to a TKR. If it works for you than talk to medical professionals who understand stem cells. I used drs affiiated with Regenexx. Check their web site. Do not use drs who get their stem cells from a box.

Oct 14, 2019 · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

did it ever tighten up? Mine is lose now and i know it when i bike or walk.

Oct 10, 2019 · Swelling and stiffness, 3 years after total knee replacement in Joint Replacements

platelet rich plasma, look it up. They suspect its lose. I walk down steps backwards as it hurts going forward. I notice it when i bike as swelling goes up, but i continue to bike. Prp helps my other knee but nothing short of a redo will help me now