Anyone had stem cell theraphy?

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I have OA in my knee caps and looking into stem cell theraphy. Just wondering if anyone has tried this already?

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    Yep......That was my last thing to try before a TKR.

    Stemcell did NOT work for me.Its expensive & most ins co's won't pay for it.

     

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    Hi Gina I live in the UK and went to the Czech Republic for stem cell therapy on both my knees in April. I had osteoarthritis in both knees with the right knee being bone on bone. I was told prior to the treatment that the right knee might not be successful but I am really pleased with the results. My knees have gradually improved day by day and I have got my life back - I can work on my allotment and play with my 5 year old grandson. I had to pay for the treatment myself as it isn't recognised by our National Health Service.

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      Hi Mustangsally

      ​The cost was 3900 euros for both knees.  I flew to the Czech republic on a Tuesday, went to the stemcell clinic at 8.30 the following morning.  The liposuction of the fat for the stem cells took about half an hour and was a little uncomfortable but not painful.  The most painful bit was the injection of the stem cells into the knees - one in each knee - but this was all over in a second.  I left the clinic at 1pm and flew home to England the same day.  I fully rested for one week and was then told to cyle or swim three times a week which I did.  They say it takes about a month to feel the effects and then it gradually improves which is what happened to me.

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      That's great. Can I ask where in your knee have u got OA? Are you pleased with the results so far? I thought you had to wear a leg brace for 6 weeks! Your recovery sounds much better 😁 Thanks for responding

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