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Sep 5, 2018 · After knee replacement surgery in Joint Replacements

Hi Mari: When did you have your injections? I can't seem to get to Dr. Thomas Vangsness with USC .The phone numbers don't work and calling USC directly has been frustrating. I would gladly drive from San Diego to LA to see him. Or maybe some one knows a resource in San Diego. I found one recommended Dr near here. His price is $650. per joint + the initial visit is $240. I'm so grateful for all of the information that comes on this chat site.

Sep 2, 2018 · After knee replacement surgery in Joint Replacements

Hi: Mari: did you have a series of injections in each joint? I'm calling Dr Vangsness Tues. I have a shoulder, lower back and both knees. One knee does not have the ACL. Thank you for the info.

Aug 27, 2018 · After knee replacement surgery in Joint Replacements

One more question, I'm now on Warfrin because I have Afib and leaky left valve. Is that a problem? Frankly I would like to find a way to prevent clots or thin my blood without taking chemical blood thinners.

Aug 27, 2018 · After knee replacement surgery in Joint Replacements

Thank You , thank You. For the information. I live in San Diego, So will look up Dr. Vangsness, today. It's more than worth a try. I realize that not all joints are good candidates for PRP, but by the same token not all TKR's turn out right either.

Aug 26, 2018 · After knee replacement surgery in Joint Replacements

I've been searching for an affordable solution to stem cells. Can I ask where you had yours done and how much it cost. What I have found in Cal is about $6000, a joint.

Aug 3, 2018 · Thoracic aortic aneurysm in Aortic Aneurysms

Ok, so slow and steady. thank you.

Aug 2, 2018 · Thoracic aortic aneurysm in Aortic Aneurysms

Hi: I usually only read and follow everyone here. But now have some questions. Along with A-fib I have a mild leak in my left Ventricle, and a thoracic aortic aneurysm of 4.3. It has been stable at that size for 7 or so years. I can feel myself going down hill and keep asking my Drs about exercise with these conditions. I get winded quickly and fatigued. Both my primary and Cardiologist have said that it doesn't matter if I do or don't. So, I don't want to allow my heart to get flabby and soft. Can I do something to at least keep my heart as strong as it is, or do I risk making it worse, or will it get worse in spite of what I do. Any one out there that has any advise. I take 3. Warferin, 12.5 Metoprolol and 120 NP thyroid.
Your expertise and experience would be very helpful. Thank you