Has anyone done stem cells (from placenta) to treat osteoarthritis in knees? My surgeon said it would take one treatment and I would be pretty much cured but it is expensive ($3500). My OA is just in the one knee due to a horrific ski accident 8 years.

He is treating a neuroma where I have scar tissue around a nerve from my surgery and the pins and tingling and numbness are almost gone! But, the OA is an entirely different issue. I have had one gel injection which semi helped but not enough. Of course doc says I am too young for TKR and although bone on bone in part of my knee not all of it.

11 Answers

izaguirre39
Answered 6 months ago    reply

Does it work for everyone?

gwyneth.m
Answered 6 months ago    reply

I am not sure? I just talked to the surgeon and I need to google about it but he said it would work for me and that it works way better than gel injections and you only need to do it once... Seems to good to be true?


annabell14
Answered 6 months ago    reply

I'm curious too.


kayce
Answered 6 months ago    reply

I did stem cells in hip and knee. I used PRP, adipose cells and umbilical chord cells. It’s a process but I know my knee cells have migrated to where they need to be. My hip will take longer as it was stage 4, but to me it was way better than surgery

gwyneth.m
Answered 6 months ago    reply

So glad it worked for you. I am pretty sure once i secure funds that I will do it too. Hope I get good results!


primm65
Answered 6 months ago    reply

I had stem cells put into my hip $7K wasted still needed hip replacement

gwyneth.m
Answered 6 months ago    reply

So sorry! That is no good!!!

naugle69
Answered 6 months ago    reply

my surgeon told me he was on the fence with stem cell treatments and couldn't give me a good enough success rate for me to even consider it, my surgeon has been amazing in caring for me. sad to hear it didn't work for you, but also glad you said so, made me feel better about not trying it.

naugle69
Answered 6 months ago    reply

(my OA is in my hip too)


vern.spivey
Answered 6 months ago    reply

Maybe you could check into a partial knee replacement. I'm bone on bone only on the inside of my knee and I'm having a partial done at the end of February. They supposedly last 15 to 20 years

gwyneth.m
Answered 6 months ago    reply

Yes that is what I am actually looking at... a partial knee replacement.


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