Originally Posted by ocean.jedi
i had torn meniscus surgery on both knees. 10 years later, they were arthritic and hurt. Stem cells worked My own, from belly fat, not the new born baby stuff. i am 67.
We just got back from seeing my gal's knee doctor.
Long story short, my gal has had left knee issues for a long time and has had 2 surgeries in the last 2 years. Her recent MRI shows that everything is pretty much intact but there are some issues.
Her doctor is recommending a gel injection to help cushion the softening in one of her knee parts
. He says maybe 50/50 if it will help but insurance
usually covers it. Also if it does work
, it may only help for about 6 months.
The next step would be stem cell injections from either herself or amniotic fluid. Insurance
won't pay for either and again, the results may only be 50/50. Costs are fairly steep, esp from the amniotic fluid procedure.
He doesn't recommend steroid shots as they damage cartilage.
Ironically, I took my motorbike in for repairs
yesterday to a guy who had just had a knee replacement surgery about a year and a half ago. He said in no uncertain terms. DO NOT DO IT! He said that he is much worse than before.....he also said that his GOOD leg is bone on bone with other issues and it is 2000 times better than his knee replacement knee. Poor buggar.